Preventing VTE in Medically Ill Patients: A Virtual Case Challenge

The goal of this activity is to improve healthcare professionals’ confidence in strategies for the individualized treatment, care coordination, and follow-up of the patient with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and to ensure that updated and emerging best practices are applied across a variety of clinical presentations.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Interactive Simulation
Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, and hematology/oncology specialists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:
  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Risk stratification to determine risk for VTE vs risk of bleeding in acutely ill medical patients
    • Ordering appropriate VTE prevention strategies in acutely ill medical patients
    • Ordering appropriate patient follow-up strategies post-hospital discharge to minimize the risk for VTE
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Bright Thilagar, MD, FACP, FHM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Medical Director of Observation Unit
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Henry Ford Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan
Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Senior Staff Hospitalist
Medical Director for Professional Development and Research
Division of Hospital Medicine
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Department of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.


Accreditation Statements
Developed through a collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine and Medscape Education.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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