Management of Patients with Acute Coagulopathies (Video Series)

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Contact Hours: 1.5

Alterations in clotting homeostasis can cause both excessive blood loss and clotting. In this course we will discuss three of the most common causes of acute coagulopathies in hospitalized patients. We will focus on understanding the presentation, natural history, and nursing care of these patients.

Course Objectives: 

After successful completion of the course the learner shall be able to:

1.) Describe the presentation and natural history of patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), Thrombotic thrombotic purpura (TTP), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

2.) Understand the goals of nursing care for patients with DIC, TTP, and ITP.

3.) Formulate a nursing care plan for patients experiencing DIC, TTP, and ITP.

Target Audience: RN, APRN


1.) Overview of DIC, TTP and ITP (15 minutes)
2.) Expected history and physical findings in patients with coagulopathies (15 minutes)
3.) Expected labratory findings in patients with coagulopathies (10 minutes)
4.) Treatment and nursing care: DIC (10 minutes)
5.) Treatment and nursing care: TTP (10 minutes)
6.) Treatment and nursing care: ITP (10 minutes)
7.) Case studies and conclusion (20 minutes)
8.) References

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 50 weeks
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Shane Slone is the owner and administrator at Nursing CE Central. He is a practicing acute care nurse practitioner and has an earned doctorate from the University of Kentucky. He has been practicing in critical care for the duration of his career as a bedside nurse and as an APRN. He has presented internationally on critical care topics. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is FCCS certified.