Pediatric Hemophilia Care and Treatment

Recorded On: 01/24/2017

Hemophilia is a congenital blood disorder that prevents the formation of fibrin, which allows for sustained clotting. People with hemophilia are missing or have reduced amounts of this important clotting factor, so bleeding continues until they receive treatment.

Hemophilia is not a disorder that is often seen in a hospital setting, and because of the variety of factor deficits and classifications, the care of each patient differs. The care and nursing management of a pediatric patient with hemophilia is often intimidating for the family, as well as for the professional care giver.

Catherine J. Taggart, RN, CRNI®, IgCN, MBA

President and CEO, Agility Infusion Services

Catherine has worked within the Baxter/Baxalta organization as a Medical Affairs Nurse Specialist and as home infusion clinician for more than 25 years. She has extensive infusion knowledge in a variety of clinical settings employing cutting edge therapies and methods. She has participated in several clinical study trials targeting positive patient outcomes, bringing the results to publication. She is a seasoned infusion professional and has great passion for the patient.

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 24, 2020


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