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Risk Stratification of a Pulmonary Embolism: What You Need to Know and Why

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Course Overview

Risk Stratification of a Pulmonary Embolism: What You Need to Know and Why

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.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Current Practice 
  3. Global Implications: PE is One of the Leading Causes of Death 
  4. Risk Factors for PEs 
  5. What Does a DVT Look and Feel Like?  
  6. PE/VTE Management & Treatment  
  7. Patient Education  
  8. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC 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.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Explain the importance of risk stratification of pulmonary embolisms in post-operative patients. 
  2. Describe common signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. 
  3. List and describe teaching strategies nurses can use to increase health awareness and the importance of medication compliance.  

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. 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)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: May 21, 2021

Course Expires on: May 21, 2024

Course Offering: #72