Managing Life-Threatening Bleeding with Procoagulants and Anticoagulant Reversal

This course will help to distinguish bleeders from clotters; identify when and how to use recombinant factor seven (VIIa) for bleeding and when to use procoagulants for anticoagulant reversal; and manage patients who refuse blood products.

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of procoagulants in life-threatening bleeding.   
  • List and explain studies of recombinant factor seven (VIIa).  
  • Explain how to manage life-threatening bleeding and treat an emergency procedure in patients receiving anticoagulants.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Baumann Kreuziger, L. M., Keenan, J. C., Morton, C. T., & Dries, D. J. (2014). Management of the bleeding patient receiving new oral anticoagulants: a role for prothrombin complex concentrates. BioMed research international, 2014.
  • Shander, A., Goodnough, L. T., Ratko, T., Matuszewski, K. A., Cohn, S., Diringer, M., ... & Shere-Wolfe, R. (2005). Consensus recommendations for the off-label use of recombinant human factor VIIa (NovoSeven®) therapy. P AND T, 30(11), 644.
 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 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: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018

Steven Fein, M.D. 
Hematologist and Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Steven Fein, M.D., has indicated that he is on the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim. His presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have not 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 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: 
08/01/2016
Course expires: 
08/01/2018
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