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Pediatric Bleeding Disorders:Presentation, Diagnosis and Management

Target Audience

This conference provides practical informaiton about bleeding disorders for any healthcare professional who cares for children and young adults.

Overall Conference Objectives

1. Recognize the clinical and laboratory features that should prompt referral of a patient to pediatric hematology for complete bleeding disorder assessment.

2. List adequate screening laboratory test for patients presenting with the concern of having a bleeding disorder.

3. Explain the general and specialty-specific management of individuals with bleeding disorders.

4. Describe the prevalence of bleeding disorders in girls and young women.

5. Identify criteria used to work up a young woman with heavy menstrual bleeding for a bleeding disorder.

6. List 2 options for treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.

7. Describe the benefits of the Young Women’s Bleeding Disorder Clinic at Akron Children’s.

8. List 2 nursing considerations when working with patients with bleeding disorders.

Continuing Education Units

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


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