Thrombocytopenia ITP and HITT Course Overview

Thrombocytopenia ITP and HITT Course Overview

This course reviews the risk factors, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of two types of thrombocytopenia.
Quick Takes

  • Approved for 0.5 CNE contact hours; length of course is 29 minutes.
  • Appropriate for clinicians working in the NICU, PICU, ED and medical/surgical units.
  • Part of the PLS Advanced PICU library.

Thrombocytopenia is a condition characterized by a decreased number of platelets in the blood. This course reviews the risk factors, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis (HIT/T). With this information, clinicians can recognize these conditions and provide appropriate interventions to result in the best outcomes for patients.

Features

  • Patient scenario knowledge applications throughout the course.
  • Images and learner interactions that help promote understanding.

Objectives

  • Define platelets, thrombocytopenia, immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis (HIT/T).
  • Describe at-risk populations, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatment for ITP.
  • Describe at-risk populations, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatment for HIT/T.

Children's Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Note: This course is only available to staff at PLS participating hospitals through their Learning Management Systems.

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