Stop the Clot®—What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know E-Learning Course

What to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Blood Clot Alliance recently relaunched the Stop the Clot®—What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know e-learning course for healthcare providers. As one of CDC's most popular online courses, this free, self-paced e-learning course has been updated to provide current information on and best practices for identifying, treating, and managing patients who have blood clots, also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), and other clotting disorders.

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Program Description:

This course is designed to provide the most current information and clinical considerations to assess and treat patients at risk of and experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE). It also aims to improve the ability of healthcare professionals to identify and manage these patients.


At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Explain two facts about the physiology of thrombus formation and the pathogenesis of VTE.
  2. Describe three risk factors for VTE.
  3. Describe three VTE prevention options.
  4. Explain three processes used in VTE diagnosis.
  5. Explain two VTE treatment and management options.
  6. Describe two possible post-VTE complications.
  7. Identify two key strategies for improving interprofessional care.

Target Audience:

This web-based training is intended for physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals.

Continuing Education Credits:

Free continuing education (CE) credits including CME, CNE, CPE, and CEU are available after successful completion of the course.

Ready to register?‎

To take this online course, all you will need is a computer and an internet connection.