Pulmonary Embolism (PE) occurs when a pulmonary artery becomes blocked—usually by a blood clot that has broken free from its site of origin and embolized or migrated to the lungs. If misdiagnosed, unrecognized, or untreated, PE can cause death quickly—within just an hour. It’s fatal in up to 26% of cases.
"Detecting, Managing, and Preventing Pulmonary Embolism," the new online CE module featured in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of American Nurse Today, will help nurses enhance their ability to care for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE).
1.6 contact hours will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this CNE activity.