This Critical Care in Obstetrics Online Course topic consists of the following:
Upon completion of the components in this topic, the learner will be able to:
1.List the components of the coagulation cascade.
2.Understand the physiology of DIC
3.Describe the treatment of DIC.
Completion of all components within a topic and a score of 75% or greater on the post-test quiz for a topic are necessary for the attainment of 1.5 CME credits.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.
Michael Foley, MD (Topics: Finally Understanding DIC and Understanding Blood Pressure Physiology) – Employee: Sera Prognostics
Understanding DIC and the Coagulation Cascade Pre-Test Quiz
Understanding DIC and the Coagulation Cascade Lecture
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Michael Foley, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
Conflict of interest disclosure: – Consultant: Sera Prognositics; Author: UpToDate; Lecturer: Symposia Medicus
1. Assess the causes of DIC emergencies during pregnancy.
2. Write the “bedside” clotting cascade to guide urgent patient care.
3. Evaluate and implement appropriate therapy for pregnant patients in DIC.
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