Homestead Hospital Conference Series: Low Platelet Count...What Now?"
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.
Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hematologists, House Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory Personnel, and all other interested healthcare providers.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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