In this course, you will consider appropriate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention for a hospital inpatient. This is an important issue to learn about, as despite available options for prevention, VTE (encompassing deep venous thrombosis [DVT] and pulmonary embolism [PE]) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality for inpatients of Australian hospitals. An estimated 2000 people die each year from VTE, and many of these cases are preventable.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.