Preventing VTE: Reviewing the Evidence and Implications for Practice Sat, Sep 29 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This course will review the fundamentals of venous thromboembolism in plastic surgery patients.

Specifically, providers will leave this course with an increased understanding of:

  1. Current VTE prevention recommendations from the ASPS and AAPS;
  2. Individualized VTE risk stratification;
  3. Pre-operative VTE risk reduction (risk modification);
  4. Intra-operative VTE risk reduction;
  5. Post-operative VTE risk reduction (mechanical and/or chemical prophylaxis)

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify patient-level (eg. Caprini score) and procedure-level risks for venous thromboembolism
  2. Identify VTE risk factors that are modifiable in the pre-operative setting
  3. Identify VTE risk factors that are modifiable intra-operatively
  4. Discuss the appropriateness of mechanical and chemical prophylaxis in the post-operative period
  5. Understand current guidelines and recommendations from the ASPS and AAPS for VTE prevention

Program Subject to Change,.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.