Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a main causes of mortality in hospitalized patients and most deaths in patients with a high-risk PE occur within the first few hours of symptom onset. One reason suggested for this high mortality rate is the complex nature of the condition, which can make prompt identification extremely challenging. However, rapid treatment initiation is essential. A multidisciplinary approach is important for improving evaluation and management of PE.
The content in this course is applicable to radiologic technologists and nurses in the acute care setting.
Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M), is a SME Writer with Relias. She is an established author, radiographer and educator with years of experience as a radiologic technology program director. She has authored several radiology and mammography related textbooks. She also volunteers with RAD-AID international and served as a program manager with the Asha Jyoti: Women's Healthcare Mobile Outreach Programme, Chandigarh, India and currently serves as RAD-AID's Chief Mammography Technologist for the RAD-AID USA Women's Health Initiative.
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