Suspected Pulmonary Embolism

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As this module builds on the information from the Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) module, it is important that you have completed it prior to commencing this module.

Duration: 120 minutes

Learning Outcomes

This module will answer the following questions:

  • What is this condition?
  • How can clinical decision rules help to standardise pre-test risk evaluation of patients with possible pulmonary embolism (PE)?
  • What clinical decision rules can help to determine pre-test risk of PE in patients with suspected PE and the requirement for imaging?
  • Is this patient likely or unlikely to have PE?
  • What else do you need to think about, other than the pre-test probability of PE, when you are considering performing diagnostic imaging in a patient with suspected PE?

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