An online Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS) CME course is available to medical professionals to increase awareness and diagnosis of VEDS among emergency physicians, nurses, and advanced practice clinicians. Thanks to a generous donation from the Daskal Family Foundation, The VEDS Movement is offering this CME opportunity free of charge. You must access the CME course via this link.
As a rare form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, VEDS is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until a major life-threatening medical event. Individuals frequently describe their long road to diagnosis, as well as emergency department visits where physicians have confused them for having a less dangerous condition. The lack of familiarity with VEDS among emergency physicians frequently leads to errors in triage and treatment. Some common hospital procedures can even be harmful to individuals with VEDS.
About The Sullivan Group
Drawing from nearly 30 years of research into the root causes of the failure to diagnose, The Sullivan Group (TSG) delivers online education to reduce diagnostic error and improve patient safety in emergency medicine. TSG’s online performance improvement platform, RSQ® Solutions, translates this trusted guidance into meaningful clinical analytics that reveal variability in clinical practice, documentation compliance and utilization patterns and is used by some of the nation’s largest hospital systems to successfully reduce adverse outcomes. The Sullivan Group has worked with over 1,000 acute care facilities; its educational activities have been used by 95,000 clinicians and has an impact on over 20 million patient visits annually.
About The VEDS Movement
The VEDS Movement is dedicated to improving the quality of life and saving lives of individuals affected by Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome through research, patient support, education, and awareness. A division of The Marfan Foundation, the Movement has the support of a large, diverse Professional Advisory Board, consisting of leading experts across the country on VEDS, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz, and related genetic aortic conditions. Learn more.