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®

Specialty Accreditation Manager & Infusion Nursing Administrator

Paragon Healthcare

Ashley Smith, MSN, RN, CRNI®, is the Specialty Accreditation Manager and Infusion Nursing Administrator at Paragon Healthcare. Mrs. Smith has spent many years caring for pediatric and adult patients who require specialty medication, with a focus in bleeding disorders. Prior to finding her place in home infusion, she worked in emergency medicine, cardiology, and general medicine. Mrs. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University and an MSN in Nursing Education from the University of North Alabama.

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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