Von Willebrand disease, the most common inherited bleeding disorder worldwide and a cause of heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescent girls and women, is widely underrecognized. The underdetection of vWD is a missed opportunity to decrease the risk of obstetric/gynecologic symptoms such as spontaneous abortion, ovarian cysts, postpartum hemorrhage, and a diminished QoL. This educational activity intends to enhance HCP knowledge through discussion of proper diagnosis of this congenital bleeding disorder, and competence in applying best management practices in the multidisciplinary approach to treatment, through discussion of recent therapeutic developments, prophylaxis efficacy and current use, and addressing strategies for care, with the ultimate goal of improving patient quality of life.
An important part of coordinated care for Pompe disease patients, whether diagnosed thru NBS, clinical diagnosis, or prenatal diagnosis, is genetic counseling. Genetic counselors help families better understand Pompe disease, what to expect at different ages including symptoms, medical recommendations, and treatment options, while providing available resources so families with the affected child, and adults diagnosed with Pompe disease, can make informed decisions. This activity intends to close this knowledge/practice gap by helping guide genetic counselor efforts by providing a clear understanding of the role for families or carriers of Pompe disease identified thru NBS; explain special considerations (i.e., diagnosis of LOPD, before appearance of symptoms) and impact and implications associated with genetic risk, carrier status, and preconception counseling, ending with a framework for a standardized approach to genetic counseling for patients and at-risk family members.
Supported through an educational grant from SANOFI GENZYME.
Fabry disease is the second most common lysosomal storage disorder, affects the cells of multiple organ systems. With a high variability in disease manifestations, the disease can differ from one individual to another, making diagnosis and management a challenge. Growing evidence suggests that initiating certain treatments early in the disease process—before organ damage has ensued—may benefit clinical outcomes and reduce serious complications. Genetic counselors play an important role in providing supportive care strategies by educating patients on Fabry disease, the role of genetic testing, and how the disease can impact patient life and family members. This activity will review these issues including sample patient case scenarios.
Supported through an educational grant from SANOFI GENZYME.
The Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course is based on the 2015-2020 BLS guidelines published by the American Heart Association. The BLS certification course is a comprehensive resource intended for health care professionals needing an BLS Certification or Recertification Course. Information covered in the course includes Basic Life Support instruction for adults and children, AED usage, airway obstruction and rescue breathing techniques, and more. Specific Algorithms for BLS and more are also included within the course. All material included in this course is delivered in a manner meant to enhance learning in the most comprehensive and convenient way possible.
The CPR, AED & First Aid certification course based on the 2015-2020 CPR, AED and First Aid guidelines published by the American Heart Association and is designed to train people everywhere to respond to everyday emergencies. The course covers First Aid basics, including first aid kits, tooth injuries, bee stings, insect bites, nose bleeds and other common problems. Advanced topics include heart attack, stroke, asthma emergencies, head injuries, burns and more. Each topic is broken down into critical decisions to make and steps to take. This course will give you the confidence you need in situations that range from minor to crisis. The course also covers how to provide adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification course is based on the 2015-2020 PALS guidelines published by the American Heart Association. The PALS certification course is a comprehensive resource intended for health care professionals needing a PALS Certification or Recertification Course. The goal of PALS is to save a life. For a child or infant experiencing serious injury or illness, your action can be the difference between life and death. PALS is a series of protocols to guide responses to life-threatening clinical events. These responses are designed to be simple enough to be committed to memory and recalled under moments of stress. PALS guidelines have been developed from thorough review of available protocols, patient case studies, and clinical research; and they reflect the consensus opinion of experts in the field. Information covered in the course includes EKG and electrical therapy review, pediatric respiratory failure and more. Specific PALS Algorithms and more are also included within the course. All material included in this course is delivered in a manner meant to enhance learning in the most comprehensive and convenient way possible.
The Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) certification course is based on the 2015-2020 BBP guidelines published by the American Heart Association. Our course is intended to help you prepare to address the health concerns inherent in caring for others and the possible damage the microscopic world can inflict. Unlike traditional academic curricula, you will learn actionable ways to practice and prepare for the bacteria and pathogens you may encounter in your career. If you become exposed to bloodborne pathogens, you will have the knowledge to reduce the chances of disease transmission and protect others, including co-workers and patients, from possible infection.