Hematologic conditions affect patients of every age, can be acute or chronic, acquired or inherited, and range from very mild to life-threatening. Every organ and system within the body is affected by the hematological system; therefore, caring for a patient with a blood disorder can be challenging. Nurses should have a good understanding of hematological conditions and how to recognize their symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment and management strategies, and education patients need to optimize quality of life and prevent complications. This course is designed to equip nurses with the essential knowledge needed to care for patients with these conditions.
The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals in the acute care setting with information regarding hematological disorders.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Anatomy and Physiology of the Hematological System
The Coagulation Process
Section 3: Diagnostic Strategies
Complete Blood Count with Differential
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
Section 4: Hematological Disorders
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Section 5: Conclusion
Staff Writer: Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has experience across multiple healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR Staff and Charge Nurse; Director of School Health Services/School Nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection Control Practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as an acute care SME Writer in 2017 and Curriculum Designer in 2021, she provided consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University in 2010 with an emphasis in healthcare administration.Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE is a SME writer for Relias with over 16 years of acute care experience in nursing. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of New York. She obtained her OCN certification in 2008. She has served in several leadership roles in the acute care setting, within the Medical Surgical Division, mentoring nurses in renal and oncology specialties and in the role of nurse educator. She has been involved in various institutional committees and quality improvement projects. Monica earned a master’s degree in nursing education from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2017 she obtained a CNE certification by the National League for Nursing. Monica is passionate about professional nursing standards, fostering an environment of continuous lifelong learning as an instrument to improve patient care.Disclosure: Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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