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“PERT, No Longer a 70’s Shampoo!”


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Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those who attended the live session. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.

HealthTrust presents…“PERT, No Longer a 70’s Shampoo!”

Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is the third leading cause of death behind heart attack and stroke.  Prompt diagnosis and treatment can improve survival significantly.  Currently, there is a lack of standardization of care for patients presenting with massive or submassive PE. An opportunity exists to educate members on the benefits of adopting a PERT system of care, similar to STEMI and stroke care.  This session will provide the audience with a brief overview of pulmonary embolism etiology, pathophysiology and management approach.  The concept of PERT (Pulmonary Embolism Response Tem) will be introduced and defined. Members who have used this approach will provide insight into their experiences with PERT.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Articulate the burden of Pulmonary Embolism
  2. Explain what a PERT team is and understand the basics of how to implement a team at their organization
  3. Verbalize treatment options for patients presenting with massive/submassive pulmonary embolism


Kimberly Wright, RN  |  Assistant Vice President, Clinical Services  |  HealthTrust


Labib Haddad, M.D.  |  Interventional & Vascular Radiology  |  Interventional Radiology, Chief West County Radiological Group  |

Mercy Hospitals, St. Louis

Jeffrey T. Hornyak,  RN, BSN, MBA  |  Corporate Director, Cardiovascular Services  |  Community Health Systems, Inc.

Gary Siskin, M.D., FSIR | Interventional Radiologist  |  Professor & Chairman of the Department of Radiology  |  Albany Medical Center

Target Audience:  Nurses, Physicians, Radiologists, Neurovascular Service Line Leaders & Hospital Executives

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 contact hours approved for Nurses. The activity is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit to nurses who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation. Pfiedler Education is a division of AORN, provider approved by the  California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13019, for 1 contact hour.

A certificate of attendance will be made available for Allied Health professionals.

Note about CE credit: If you plan to obtain credit for a live session, stay until the end of the presentation to receive the verification code you will need to obtain the continuing education credit. CE credit is individual. No group credit is available. Each person must register for a webinar and attend the webinar in its entirety in order to receive an email after the event with instructions on how to apply for continuing education credit. Attendees should not share the code or forward the email to others who did not actually attend the program. If they are not able to be verified on our webinar provider reports and registration list they will not receive credit. If you are joining only by phone, you will not be eligible for credit. You must also log in and join the visual portion of the webinar to be part of our CE provider-required reporting.