Homestead Hospital Conference Series: Low Platelet Count...What Now?"

Homestead, FL US
February 7, 2017

One-third of hospitalized patients in the U.S., or about 12 million a year, receive heparin. Heparin‐induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is the most important and most frequent drug‐induced type of thrombocytopenia.  Dr. Fein will explain how to recognize key indicators for the most common causes of acute and chronic thrombocytopenia, and present, present criteria for determining which anticoagulant will most appropriately treat these patients.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hematologists, House Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory Personnel, and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the most common causes of acute and chronic low platelet counts.
  • Effectively identify indications of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
  • Determine the most appropriate anticoagulant for patients with low platelet counts based on laboratory and clinical indications.
Additional information
Schedule: 

12:00 p.m. ♦ Lecture

1:00 p.m. ♦ Adjourn

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
01/08/2017
Course expires: 
03/31/2017
Event starts: 
02/07/2017 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
02/07/2017 - 1:00pm
Homestead Hospital
975 Baptist Way
Physicians' Dining Room
Homestead, FL 33033
United States

Steven Fein, M.D.
Hematologist and Oncologist
Baptist Hospital, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners, Doctors, and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals

Steven Fein, M.D., indicated that he is a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in presentations or discussions.


Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/08/2017
Course expires: 
03/31/2017
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