Acute Pulmonary Embolism


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

150 Minutes

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Activity Description

Acute pulmonary embolism is a common clinical condition with a variable clinical presentation, making its diagnosis challenging. This activity outlines the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of acute pulmonary embolism and highlights the role of the interprofessional healthcare team in improving the care and outcomes of patients with pulmonary embolism.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of acute pulmonary embolism.
  • Describe the pertinent findings for the diagnosis of patients with acute pulmonary embolism.
  • Explain the management options available for acute pulmonary embolism.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and coordination among the interprofessional team members to diagnose and manage acute pulmonary embolism early and enhance the delivery of care for patients.


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