Risk Stratification of a Pulmonary Embolism: What You Need to Know and Why
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
Author: Christina Griego
What’s lurking behind those deep veins? Does knowing a patient’s risk for getting a pulmonary embolism (PE) after surgery save lives? Absolutely it does. But it is better than that. Risk stratification equips healthcare providers with the precise tools to target the kind of care a patient needs to reach a positive outcome. While having the right tools to provide optimum care is at the top of the list in healthcare, utilizing the right resources is equally important to global health management. How does that affect you? Nurses are the educators. And with that role in mind, this course is designed to highlight the necessary skills to identify PEs.
- Current Practice
- Global Implications: PE is One of the Leading Causes of Death
- Risk Factors for PEs
- What Does a DVT Look and Feel Like?
- PE/VTE Management & Treatment
- Patient Education
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss the current practice, risk factors, and treatment for PEs. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Explain the importance of risk stratification of pulmonary embolisms in post-operative patients.
- Describe common signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.
- List and describe teaching strategies nurses can use to increase health awareness and the importance of medication compliance.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
- California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
- Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
- New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
- Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: May 21, 2024
Course Offering: #72