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Pulmonary Embolism
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Christopher Kabrhel, M.D.

Dr. Kabrhel is Instructor of Surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Kabrhel reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

Release Date: 12/12/2006
Termination Date: 12/12/2009

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe how risk factors, signs and symptoms can be used to determine the pretest probability of pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss the characteristics of the most commonly used tests for pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss the indications for low-molecular weight-heparin therapy and thrombolysis.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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