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Stop for Clots - Who should we protect?

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Would you know how to recognise risk factors in your patients?

In Australia, Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) events kill more people than breast cancer, road traffic accidents and HIV / AIDS combined. VTE is the most common cause of preventable deaths in hospitalised patients.

Nicola Jackson, VTE Clinical Nurse Consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital will be hosting this event. With over 15 years of nursing experience both internationally and within Australia, Nicola is one of the country’s leading experts in VTE prevention.

The presentation covers:

  • Understanding the incidence and prevalence of VTE in the population
  • Factors that increase susceptibility to VTE including the effect of comorbidities and identify patients at risk
  • Exploring the increased risk in surgical populations
  • Understanding pharmacological and mechanical methods to prevent VTE
  • Exploring available treatment methods and monitoring for patients who develop a VTE event