Management of DVT and Pulmonary Embolism within primary care

Medical and Dental Sciences
Tuesday 10th June 2014 (09:00-17:00)
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Course summary

To provide knowledge of the diagnosis and management of Deep Vein Thrombosis within a primary cares setting and to give information on the major developments surrounding VTE prevention for patients admitted to hospital and why it is relevant in primary care.

Learning objectives

  • An understanding of the aetiology and epidemiology of thrombosis
  • An understanding of the symptoms and signs of DVT
  • An understanding of the guidelines for treatment of thrombosis
  • An understanding of how to set up community management of DVT
  • A knowledge of the major problem of VTE risk for patients admitted to hospital
  • A knowledge of the NICE guidelines for VTE prophylaxis and what can be done in primary care

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at GP’s, practice nurses and other health care professionals working in a related field.

Course details

1 day

Clinical Sciences Building, Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham

Is this course accredited? 
This is a 1 day CPD accredited course. 


How to apply 
For more information please contact Tamara Ball
Tel: 0121 414 3281