SCGH Pulmonary Embolism Advanced Care Pathway

This pathway is designed to assist in the identification of patients with submassive and massive pulmonary embolism, and to guide their referral to the appropriate specialty groups (respiratory / cardiothoracic surgery / interventional radiology) for discussion and consideration of more aggressive management.

A SENIOR EMERGENCY CLINICIAN should be involved in the assessment of all patients identified as having a potential submassive or massive PE

Note: There is a separate PE Initial Diagnostic Pathway (below) that describes the appropriate investigation of patients presenting with suspected PE.

Pulmonary-Embolism-Treatment-Algorithm-V5-2021

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Date implemented – 02/2021
Revision date – 02/2024
Authors – James Rippey / Siobhain Mulrennan

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Dr James Wheeler
Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia
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