Fundamentals of Hemostasis (Online CE Course)

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Author: Carl T. Swithers, MT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), MBA
Reviewers: Loretta Moffatt, MT(ASCP), MHA and Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP)

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This course identifies and discusses the aspects of primary and secondary hemostasis. The extrinsic, intrinsic, and common pathways that are part of the coagulation cascade are defined, and the various laboratory tests that are used to evaluate hemostasis are discussed.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 10/31/2024
Approved through 10/31/2024

Objectives

  • Identify the factors that influence the effectiveness of hemostatic processes.
  • Describe the mechanisms that are involved in the arrest of blood flow from a damaged vessel.
  • Identify key aspects associated with primary and secondary hemostasis.
  • Explain the role of various coagulation components in hemostatic processes.
  • Define the extrinsic, intrinsic, and common pathways that are part of the coagulation cascade, identifying the coagulation factors that are associated with each pathway.
  • Describe the function of various laboratory tests in evaluating hemostasis.
  • Identify common coagulation disorders, their symptomology, and subsequent treatment.
  • Explain the role of the prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time in monitoring anticoagulation therapy.

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Course Outline

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  • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Hemostasis
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents, as well as other interested healthcare providers.
Author Information: Carl T. Swithers, MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA), MBA, is a laboratory examiner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, specializing in clinical regulatory compliance. A former generalist bench technologist, he also serves as adjunct faculty for an MLT program in Central Pennsylvania.
Reviewer Information:
Loretta Moffatt, MT(ASCP), MHA, has over 35 years in clinical laboratory science education and serves as the program director for an MT program in North Central Pennsylvania.
Margaret Reinhart MS, MT(ASCP), is a senior lecturer at the University of the Sciences where she has taught Human Hematology since 1990. She was also director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program from 1990-2020. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor of Hematology at the Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Laboratory Science program, which is part of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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