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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

Relevance to General Practice

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. 

Learning outcomes
  • Define VTE and improve awareness of the impact and preventable/treatable nature of VTE in Australia.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and subsequent diagnosis.
  • Discuss patient-specific risk factors and assessments post DVT diagnosis – unprovoked/provoked DVT; bleeding risk factors etc.
  • Update knowledge on appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for specific patient groups.
  • Provide appropriate patient-engagement education and management to reduce the risk of clot recurrence and secondary complications.
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    101036 - OM: Tailoring Treatment for VTE
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