November 2014 – Accreditation Renewed for Online Curriculum: “Stop the ClotTM: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know”

The National Blood Clot NBCA LogoAlliance announces new accreditation of the widely used web-based online curriculum titled Stop the Clot™ – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know.    This online curriculum provides no-cost contact hours for healthcare professionals.

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, 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 about venous thromboembolism (VTE), pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT),  risk, prevention, safe treatment with anticoagulation therapy, and interpretation of laboratory tests.   The course also addresses patient lifestyle changes and the prevention of complications and recurrence of DVT.

As suggested by the Surgeon General’s Report on DVT/PE, this activity informs healthcare providers about evidence-based practice and guidelines in thrombosis.  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
  • International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET)  CEU:  0.2 ANSI/IACET CEUs

Please visit here for more information about this online curriculum.

Healthcare professionals can register to take this online course here.

This course was developed by NBCA and its team of medical and scientific experts with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was supported through CDC cooperative agreement number 5U27DD00054.

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