101036 - OM: Tailoring Treatment for VTE
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Take a closer look at VTE management in general practice by delving deeper
into the preventable and treatable nature of this condition.
Learn more about specific risk factors that influence treatment decisions, as well as appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological management strategies for specific patient groups.
This module includes expert video commentary and practical case studies provided by Prof Christopher Ward, clinical haematologist at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Key words: VTE, venousthromboembolism, anticoagulation, clot, haemotology, treatment, DVT, PE
General practitioners are at the coal-face of VTE, with around 74% of new VTE occurring after discharge from hospital. As VTE is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, identifying patients at risk of VTE, and understanding how to maintain prophylaxis is vital.
Regardless of how they present in primary care, regularly reassess patients when their clinical condition changes to ensure appropriate methods of VTE prophylaxis are used and applied correctly and to identify any adverse events resulting from treatment.