Pulmonary Embolism: Multidisciplinary Intervention is a Key to Success - RAD796

Pulmonary Embolism: Multidisciplinary Intervention is a Key to Success

by Balu Natha Mote, MPH-SE and Olive Peart, MS, RT(R)(M) and Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.7 / 35 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (2.00 CE Credit)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Pulmonary embolism (PE) falls third behind stroke and myocardial infarction as the most common acute cardiovascular syndrome (Konstantinides, et al., 2019). It is also one of the main causes of mortality in hospitalized patients even though diagnostic and interventional technologies have improved over the last few decades. Most deaths in patients with a high-risk PE occur within the first few hours of symptom onset (Morrone & Morrone, 2018). A main reason suggested for the 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. This course is to provide radiologic technologists and nurses with an overview of the key success factors associated with evaluation and treatment of pulmonary embolism.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology associated with a pulmonary embolism.
  • Discuss screening, diagnostic, and treatment recommendations for pulmonary embolism.
  • Identify at risk factors, signs and symptoms, and complications of a pulmonary embolism.
  • Identify pulmonary embolism classifications based on established criteria.
  • Describe the unique roles, responsibilities, and expertise of pulmonary embolism response teams.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 2/25/2020 to 3/1/2021.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 1/29/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/14/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sabrina L - Sioux City , IA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Good information on pulmonary embolism
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Karen B - Hudson, FL  ·  Apr 07, 2020
In depth, excellent, informative course. Kudos
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Julie M - Swisher, IA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
good refresher on s scan that is performer daily understanding why the scan need and performresults into patient treatment
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Kathy W - Palm Harbor, FL  ·  Apr 01, 2020
This course was very in-depth, very informative.
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Quanla K - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL  ·  Apr 01, 2020
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Price: $20.00
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