Hematologic Emergencies

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the complex interplay of vascular integrity, platelet count/function,coagulation factors, and fibrinolysis.
2. Predict results that excessive bleeding will have on the body’s physiological reserves.
3. Classify the extent of bleeding through the use of grading systems, laboratory tests, and diagnostic imaging.
4. Memorize the target values of important blood parameters, such as Hb, PT/aPTT, and platelet counts.

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Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, Colorado

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  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

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