MIMS Education

Venous Thromboembolism: Applying Recent Guidelines in Primary Care

Venous Thromboembolism: Applying Recent Guidelines in Primary Care

CardiologyInternal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are two types of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that affect around 10 million people worldwide. It is a major cause of death and disability, and leads to poor quality of life. Identification of provoking factors, and prompt diagnosis and assessment, can help ensure adequate treatment would be given to the patient. This e-learning module explores the different provoking factors of VTE, discusses how to establish the diagnosis, and expounds on medical treatment options available for PE and DVT. It also reviews the clinical findings that would warrant hospitalization or specialist referral.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Assess patients with acute VTE to help in disposition decisions
  • Understand updated and evidence-based medical management of VTE and apply it to their practice

Topics covered

  • VTE: Provoking factors, clinical presentation, and diagnosis
  • Medical management of VTE
  • When to refer for hospitalization/specialist

Keywords: venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, NOACs

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 0.5 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine and Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.