Low Platelet Counts and Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia

Learners will be better able to determine when to consider heparin-induced thrombocytopenia when assessing patients with low platelet counts and will be able to implement the appropriate course of treatment given the risk/benefit to the patient. 

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the causes of low platelet counts in hospitalized and obstetrics patients.
  • Explain how low platelet counts could indicate heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
  • Determine which patients with low platelet counts would benefit from anticoagulants and/or platelet transfusions.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Hunt, B. J. (2014). Bleeding and coagulopathies in critical care. New England Journal of Medicine, 370(9), 847-859.
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 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
06/01/2018
Course expires: 
06/01/2020

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

Steven Fein, M.D., MPH, has indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Amgen. He will not include off-label usage or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

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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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/01/2018
Course expires: 
06/01/2020
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