Transfusion and Non-transfusion Approaches to Bleeding
Description: Maureane Hoffman, MD, PhD discusses the differences between the coagulation cascade and cell-based models of hemostasis, the role that laboratory assays provide in identifying coagulation factor levels, and transfusion and pharmacologic approaches to restoring hemostasis. Includes several cases. Presented live at the 2012 Case-Oriented Symposium on Bleeding and Thrombosis in Arlington, VA.
Learning objectives — at the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
• Discuss indications for transfusion of blood components
• Describe strategies to improve hemostasis when transfusion therapy is not sufficient
ASCLS P.A.C.E. credits available through April 13, 2013.