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. An e-LfH account is required to access the modules, individuals can register for accounts on the links below.

VTE prevention e-Learning courses

Hospital Clinicians

This e-Learning resource is designed to help nurses, pharmacists and junior doctors understand quickly the concept of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism, how to prevent it and how to aid quality assurance through audit.

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Primary Care Clinicians

This module is aimed at professionals working in Primary Care to increase the awareness of healthcare-related VTE and enhance the quality of patient care with respect to VTE prevention prior to hospital admission and after discharge. It is designed for all healthcare professionals including GPs, nurses, health visitors, midwives and community pharmacists.
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This session has been developed for commissioners, it provides a brief overview of venous thromboembolism as a condition and outlines the key role that commissioners have to play in ensuring that the delivery of acute care services across a range of medical & surgical specialties is underpinned by a high quality approach to VTE prevention in order to improve outcomes for patients.
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Health Care Undergraduates

This e-learning session is aimed at undergraduates and is focused on the pathophysiology of VTE and pre-disposing risk factors, as well as outlining why prevention is so important in the context of the national programme.
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