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Introduction To Hemostasis

 Introduction to Hemostasis (9803-13) The development of the hemostatic process is reviewed starting from the vasculature and the first sign of a breach in vascular integrity. The complete system is followed from examining blood flow dynamics, the action of blood vessels, properties of the vasculature, platelet function, the biochemistry of coagulation and stabilization of a fibrin clot. Version Date: August 2013

Code 9803-13
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • List the four basic stages of hemostasis
  • Describe the factors involved in the dynamics of blood flow
  • Describe the relevant function of the vascular system
  • Briefly outline the role of platelets
  • Outline the development of in vitro coagulation testing
  • List the common names and synonyms of the coagulation factors
  • Tabulate the major properties of the coagulation factors
  • Discuss the role that thrombin plays in hemostasis
  • Review how the concept of an enzymatic cascade of coagulation factors is changing
  • Describe coagulation factor deficiencies that do not cause a significant clinical hemostatic disorder
  • Review the mechanisms that initiate the formation of a stabilized fibrin clot
  • Describe briefly the mechanisms available for regulating blood coagulation
  • Describe and explain the significance of fibrinolysis

Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: August 2013