Need Continuing Education Credits? Check Out “Stop the Clot: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know” 10/17/17


AdobeStock_75929267-300x200The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a web-based online curriculum entitled “Stop the Clot™: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know.” This online curriculum on venous thromboembolism (VTE) provides no-cost contact hours for healthcare professionals and pharmacists.

Program Description: A self-paced, interactive online course that provides the most current foundational information on assessing and managing patients who have blood clots and clotting disorders.

Target Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals.

Content: Six modules covering 1) Basics of Blood Clots, 2) Thrombophilia and Blood Clots, 3) Anticoagulation Medication, 4) Post-Thrombotic Syndrome, 5) Pulmonary Hypertension, and 6) Prevention of Blood Clots.

The professional practice gaps addressed by this course include general knowledge on VTE, pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), risk, prevention, treatment with anticoagulation therapy, and interpretation of laboratory tests. The course also addresses patient lifestyle changes and the prevention of complications and recurrence of VTE.

As suggested by the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent DVT/PE, this activity informs healthcare professionals about evidence-based practice and guidelines on VTE. This training presents information from new guidelines and up-to-date information about treatment, management and the prevention of blood clots.

The following hours are offered:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME): 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Continuing Nursing Education: (CNE): 2.4 contact hours
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE): 2.5 contact hours
  • International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEU: 0.2 CEUs

Please visit here for more information about this online curriculum.

Healthcare professionals and pharmacists can register to take this online course here.

For more information, contact:

This course was developed by NBCA and its team of medical and scientific experts with guidance from CDC, and was supported through CDC cooperative agreement number 5U27DD00054.


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