Pulmonary Embolism

The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform and educate healthcare providers on the recognition of presenting signs and symptoms that may suggest a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. The course will highlight the diagnosis process and treatment options with discussion of the medications for acute treatment and long-term prevention. Patient education is an important part of the treatment plan including importance uninterrupted medication use and prevention techniques.

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Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of PE.
  2. Describe the diagnosis process used in patients with suspected PE.
  3. Develop a treatment plan of currently available medications.
  4. Assess the patient’s knowledge of prevention techniques for PE.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Video - Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 3: References

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Debra Smith-Harr

Debra Smith-Harr has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1987.  She completed her BSRC at Midwestern State University in 2010. She currently owns and operates Smith Seminars, a continuing education website for Respiratory Therapists. She also has a website, CEU Webinars, that has continuing education for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Medical Lab Technicians, and Sleep Professionals.

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