Blood Dyscrasias for Primary Care Providers
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 and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
• Identify the laboratory tests needed to evaluate various blood dyscrasias in children.
• Describe the diagnosis and management for common blood dyscrasia such as iron deficiency anemia, hereditary spherocytosis, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, thrombocytopenia, thrombophilia, hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
• Implement the important history questions and pertinent physical findings needed when assessing a patient for blood disorders.
• Differentiate lab testing results to determine common problems handled safely in primary care vs disorders requiring specialty intervention.
Terea Giannetta, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP: Associate Professor, California State University, Fresno School of Nursing and Hematology; PNP, Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, Calif.
Dr. Giannetta has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 1.00 Contact hours