Diagnosis: Pulmonary Embolism — Understanding Nursing Management Through Intervention

February 22, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM PT

Pulmonary embolisms (PE) are a leading cause of in-hospital mortality and the third-leading cause of cardiovascular deaths behind myocardial infarction and stroke. Most clinicians associate PE with oxygen desaturation, but the big picture includes the “pump problems.” 

In this webinar, there will be a review of the assessment skills related to PE, and new diagnostic and treatment options brought out by recent studies. Knowing how to monitor for deterioration and manage the care of a patient during intervention is crucial for nurses of all specialties to be prepared for, even if the patient is not in an interventional hospital. 


Presentation topics include:

  • Distinguishing PE Classifications: The Pump Problem
  • Treatment Options and Nursing Care: Anticoagulation, Thrombolysis, Catheter-Directed Therapy, and Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Monitoring Considerations During Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • PERT Teams and Intra-Hospital Transfer: Having a Plan for Every Patient

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023: 11 a.m.- noon (PT)

Kelli Peters RN, BSN, ACLS, ENLS
Formerly of St. Joseph Mercy Health Ann Arbor

Kelli has an extensive background in critical care, emergency room, and rapid response with 28 years at bedside, 18 years in rapid response, and four years as rapid response coordinator. She is a former member of the St. Joseph Mercy Health Ann Arbor PERT CPT with experience educating nurses in rapid response topics.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

Please contact CHPSO at info@chpso.org if you have any questions.