The Management of Venous Thromboembolism and Other Clotting Disorders - RD60288

The Management of Venous Thromboembolism and Other Clotting Disorders

by Kawshik Chowdhury, RPh, PhD
(4.6 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Hypercoagulability disorder is a highly prevalent clinical condition characterized by abnormal blood coagulation, which leads to thrombosis inside the blood vessels. The most common clinical manifestations are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE); both are types of venous thromboembolism (VTE). DVT may result from the formation of blood clots in the peripheral vascular bed. PE is a life-threatening condition caused by blockage in major pulmonary vessels that rapidly progresses to cardiogenic shock, circulatory failure, and death. VTE can also occur in other sites, including the veins in the brain, kidneys, liver, mesenteric circulation, arms, and legs. The challenge in managing hypercoagulability disorders is due to the clinical variability of the disease etiology and numerous possible sites of blockage balanced against treatment objectives, outcomes, and cost. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to outline various aspects of hypercoagulability disorders, with a primary focus on venous thromboembolism (VTE). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms associated with hypercoagulability disorders, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Describe the tests and tools available to assess the risk of developing a blood clot
  • Review how evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of VTE can be used by the healthcare team
  • Analyze treatment modalities and identify goals of therapy in the management of VTE and how various members of the healthcare team can contribute to the care process
  • Review key patient education points that the healthcare team should emphasize regarding the symptoms of thrombosis, outcomes of pharmacotherapy, lifestyle interventions, etc.
  • Discuss challenges encountered with patient adherence to anticoagulant therapy

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, and physicians.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 20903070,50505230 and performance indicators of 8.1.2, 8.1.3,10.4.1, 10.4.3.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/7/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/7/2022

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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Amy W - Alton, IL  ·  Jan 24, 2020
very thorough, taught me a lot about all the newer anti-coagulants
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LAURA D - Spokane, WA  ·  Dec 15, 2019
this course is very informative
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Robert V - Rancho Cordova, CA  ·  Nov 19, 2019
great course and will recommend to my co workers as well
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KARA R - Lilburn, GA  ·  Aug 21, 2019
test had to many specific questions you couldn't remember from one reading.
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50