Bleeding Disorders: Management of Pediatric Patients

Recorded On: 01/16/2019

Bleeding disorders are rare and complex, and to some nurses, frightening. The information in this presentation is designed to introduce and discuss the management of pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder. Infusion nurses are key to high-quality care in the home setting. Therefore, bleeding disorder-specific education is critical in the implementation and delivery of excellent nursing care. During this presentation, participants will explore the classifications of bleeding disorders, review laboratory tests necessary for diagnosing a bleeding disorder, and discuss current and emerging treatment options, as well as complications associated with bleeding disorders. 

Learning Outcomes: 
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Describe the classifications of hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and von Willebrand disease (VWD).
• Recall the types of screening for hemophilia A, B, and vWD.
• Discuss the treatment for hemophilia A, hemophilia B, and vWD.
• Recognize signs and symptoms of complications in pediatric patients with a bleeding disorder.

Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®

Nurse Specialist, Bleeding Disorders

Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is a nurse specialist in bleeding disorder therapies at Paragon Healthcare Specialty. Before her career in specialty pharmacy, Mrs. Smith spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients in the emergency department. She has also worked in cardiology, general medicine, and outpatient surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in nursing education from the University of North Alabama. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, now known as Sigma. 

Disclosure: This educational activity does not promote this entity or the products thereof. There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity except Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI® is employed by Paragon Healthcare, Inc., a specialty pharmacy that services hemophilia patients. Conflict of interest resolved.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: January 16, 2022

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.


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