Module 1: Acute Management of Venous Thromboembolic Disease in the Hospitalized Patient: Challenges to Clinicians in the Care Transition Process


This is the first module in part of a two part series designed to improve the Transition of Care (ToC) process for the hospitalized patient with acute Venous Thromboembolic Disease (VTE). This module is designed as a supplement to the Society of Hospital Medicine's FAST (Facilitation of Anticoagulation for Safer Transition) Program Guide.

Learning Objectives

After completing the module, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Define the scope of venous thromboembolic disease (VTED)
  2. Describe care deficits in the transitions of care process
  3. Describe key challenges in creation of optimal transitions of care in the hospitalized patient with acute VTED
  4. Review the current trends and gaps in care regarding the use of the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)
  5. Describe the implications for practice change related to the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal 3.05.01
  6. Review key elements for facilitating effective transitions of care in the anticoagulated patient with acute VTED

Release date: June 9, 2020

Expiration date: June 9, 2023

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

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Lynda Thomson, PharmD, CACP
Advanced Practice Pharmacist
Departments of Pharmacy and Surgery
Jefferson Vascular Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

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