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Other Platelet Disorders

 Other Platelet Disorders (9845-10) Continue your study of platelets and hemostasis as you consider other aspects of platelet function and disorders. You will study thrombocytosis, thrombocythemia, and platelet abnormalities associated with myeloproliferative disorders and associate these disorders with the clinical and laboratory findings. Von Willebrands disease is also addressed.

Code 9845-10
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 19
CPS credits: 1.3
Level: Advanced
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:
  • Outline the potential use of platelet indices.
  • Briefly describe platelet production and kinetics.
  • Define the terms thrombocytosis and thrombocythemia.
  • List the common clinical situations where the platelet count is elevated.
  • List the platelet abnormalities associated with the myeloproliferative disorders.
  • Describe the platelet count findings following splenectomy.
  • Describe in some detail the hereditary disorders of platelet function.
  • Outline in detail the causes for platelet malfunction in the acquired qualitative platelet disorders.
  • Describe the clinical and laboratory findings in von Willebrand’s disease (vWD).
  • Describe the genetic basis for the defect in vWD.
  • List the features of the vWF complex.
  • Tabulate the patterns of laboratory findings seen in the vWD variants.
  • Outline the commonly used tests to evaluate platelet function
  • Describe the more complex and definitive tests to diagnose vWD.
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: January 2010