Can We Avoid DVT and PE? What Is the Role of Prophylaxis?

This course provides a comprehensive overview of assessment and prevention approaches to the care of patients who are susceptible to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Many preventive measures will be discussed along with strategies for patient management.

Target Audience

Internists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Cardiologists, Hematologists/Oncologists, Pulmonary/Critical Care Physicians, Interventional Radiologists, General Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and avoid the risks of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical and surgical patients.
  • Explain and implement the most appropriate DVT prophylaxis regimens, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological options.
Additional information

Pai,M., Douketis, JD, (2016). Patient information: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (Beyond the Basics). Retrieved from:

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Steven Fein, M.D. 
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
Miami, Florida

Steven Fein, M.D., has indicated that he has consulted for Boeringer Ingelheim, Janssen, BMS and Pfizer. He has also indicated that his discussions will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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