Keeping up with the Evidence Regarding VTE: To Move or Not to Move

8:00 AM

Franklin Pierce University - PT Program
670 N Commercial St, Suite 301
Manchester, Nh

7.5 CEHs



As a result of this course, participants will be able to: 

1)     Identify the pathology leading to the formation of Venous Thromboembolism

2)     Differentiate between DVT and PE clinical patterns

3)     Implement clinical decision making in choosing if a patient should remain in bed or move

4)    Discuss Acute Care, AACP, and CVP clinical practice guidelines  

5)    Introduce clinical algorithms for DVT and PE to guide clinicians for intervention decisions

6)    Advocate for the use of clinical decision rules and clinical practice guidelines in evaluating and providing interventions for patients with VTE

7)    Discuss clinical vignettes to illustrate the clinical decision making process in evaluating appropriateness to move or not to move


John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS

John received his doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a focus in Orthopaedic and Sports Science and is faculty at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. John received a clinical doctorate and Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Prior to physical therapy education, John was a medic in the Air Force for 12 years in a primary care clinic and performed aero- medical evacuation in various aircraft.  John has practiced physical therapy for 14 years in various settings to include the emergency department, sports, orthopaedics, neurologic, wound care, aquatics, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care and in a balance center.  John continues to practice clinically prn in an orthopaedic/sports outpatient clinic and participates on a regular basis in the NAU pro bono Orthopaedic and Neurologic clinic.  John is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in orthopaedics, neurology, and sports.  John is an active and engaged association member serving as President of the Arizona chapter and delegate. John served on the appraisal team for the Neurology section’s Clinical Practice Guideline on Vestibular Hypofunction, the appraisal team for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section’s Deep Venous Thrombosis Clinical Practice Guideline, and is co-lead investigator for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary section’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Heart Failure. 




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