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Starting Now: Be Unstoppable in Managing Venous Thromboembolism

Author(s): Pamela Anderson, Terri Townsend

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious, life-threatening complication for hospitalized patients, and is a principal cause of preventable hospital death. This intermediate session reviews VTE risk factors, guidelines for VTE risk assessment and prophylaxis, when to bridge and processes for prevention of VTE. Indications for pharmacological and mechanical prophylaxis are reviewed. Patient factors influencing anticoagulant dose adequacy are discussed.


  • Discuss risk factors associated with the development of venous thromboembolism.
  • Describe a patient factor that affects anticoagulant dosing regimens.
  • List one VTE prevention recommendation from the American College of Chest Physicians.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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