CPD modules

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

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  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
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This learning module provides an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Signs and symptoms, common diagnostic tests, pharmacological and mechanical treatments, and the follow-up investigations patients should be offered are discussed, as well as complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome, venous leg ulcers, recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), pulmonary embolism (PE) and DVT, and pulmonary hypertension.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Lynda Bonner, Consultant nurse for thrombosis and anticoagulation, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Jacqueline Johnson, Coagulation clinical nurse specialist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.


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