Preventing VTE: Reviewing the Evidence and Implications for Practice Sun, Sep 22 8:00-10:00 a.m.

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:

  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.