Preventing VTE: Reviewing the Evidence and Implications for Practice Saturday, September 29 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:
- Current VTE prevention recommendations from the ASPS and AAPS;
- Individualized VTE risk stratification;
- Pre-operative VTE risk reduction (risk modification);
- Intra-operative VTE risk reduction;
- Post-operative VTE risk reduction (mechanical and/or chemical prophylaxis)
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify patient-level (eg. Caprini score) and procedure-level risks for venous thromboembolism
- Identify VTE risk factors that are modifiable in the pre-operative setting
- Identify VTE risk factors that are modifiable intra-operatively
- Discuss the appropriateness of mechanical and chemical prophylaxis in the post-operative period
- 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.