Blood dyscrasias and the Primary Care Provider

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is 12.5$ for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is 25$. This presentation will provide the definition of a variety of blood issues and how those diagnoses may impact primary care. Specific diagnoses will include Sickle Cell disease, Thalassemia, Hemophilia, vonWillebrand Disease and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). The presentation will help the primary care provider understand the lab results that support a diagnosis as well as how primary care can assist the family. The presenter will share diagnostic lab review for each process. There will also be a hematology management overview and application to the primary care setting. 

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Define Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Immune Thrombocytopenia.
• Describe the management of the diagnoses listed above and how primary care may be involved or impacted when the diagnosis has been made.
• Recognize the role of the Primary Care Provider when a specialty diagnosis has been made.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Terea A. Giannetta, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP
Dr. Giannetta has more  28 years of experience in hematology and oncology as well 34 years in education for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students. She is currently the chief NP at a children’s hospital in Central California coordinating clinical practice for more than 70 NPs and has her practice in the hematology clinic providing specialty care. She has been involved with NAPNAP as program chair, member at large and NAPNAP Foundation board member. She has been specialty case study editor for JPHC for over 15 years and has published original articles as well as written hematology chapters in two nationally recognized PNP textbooks. 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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