Education and Professional Development
A wide range of e-learning modules on topics including on VTE, freely available to NHS staff.
The course comprises three days' face-to-face teaching supplemented by pre-course learning and support in the workplace if required. It covers the theory underpinning anticoagulation management, the pharmacology of Vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) and the Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) including dosing, antidotes and interactions
This course is aimed at anyone involved in the monitoring or dosing of anticoagulation medication, such as GPs, Practice Nurses, & Pharmacists. No prior qualifications are needed, and no mentor is required
Preventing avoidable harm from VTE is fundamental in improving the safety and quality of care provided to patients. The National VTE Prevention Programme has developed a variety of resources hosted by e-learning for health to ensure that providers, commissioners and patients possess the knowledge necessary to protect patients from VTE.