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“Thromboembolism in Pregnancy”

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HealthTrust presents…”Thromboembolism in Pregnancy” (Part 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality 4-part series)

Maternal mortality has increased precipitously in the United States over the past 15 years. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death during pregnancy, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all maternal mortality. Timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent many of these tragedies. Similarly, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during pregnancy and the peripartum period can prevent a significant amount of these potentially catastrophic events. In this session, the presenter will describe significant risk factors as well as recommendations for diagnosis, management, prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. A tailored, multi-disciplinary approach including contributions from pharmacists, nurses and lab clinicians is essential for successful outcomes in the treatment of thromboembolism in pregnancy.

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

  1. Describe the risk factors of thromboembolism in pregnancy
  2. Explain why pregnancy is a thrombogenic state
  3. Recall why peripartum venous thrombo prophylaxis can help prevent maternal deaths
  4. Identify the benefits of utilizing an evidence-based care, team approach to aid patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE)


Frank R. Kolucki, Jr., M.D., FACOG | Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology | Moses Taylor Hospital

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists & Lab

Continuing Education: Approved for Nurses, Pharmacists & Lab

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Visit the On-Demand Learning section to access recordings from Parts 1–3:

  1. High Reliability & Safety in Obstetrics: A Life-saving Approach
  2. Code Crimson: Massive Transfusion Protocol
  3. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy