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Free Hand Hygiene Module

To ensure all health professionals are best prepared to contain the spread of coronavirus, we at Ausmed have made our Hand Hygiene Module free. We invite you to undertake this 40 minute module.

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Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition. As you can see from this diagram, it can be devastating should a clot form in one or both branches of the pulmonary arteries. Saddle pulmonary embolism commonly refers to a large pulmonary embolism that straddles the bifurcation of the pulmonary trunk extending to the left and right pulmonary arteries. If a patient has a saddle PE that includes both branches of the pulmonary arteries, it can be life-threatening. Your patient may not be able to talk to explain how they are feeling, but they may appear clinically agitated. Know the signs and recognise a saddle PE early.