Hematologic Emergencies

Hematologic Emergencies

Information Covered:

  1. Introduction
    1. Epidemiology
      1. Incidence
      2. Morbidity/mortality
    2. Anatomy and physiology review
      1. Blood
      2. Plasma
      3. Blood-forming organs
      4. Normal red cell production, function and destruction
      5. Normal white cell production and function
      6. The inflammatory process
      7. Immunity
      8. Blood groups
      9. Hemostasis
  2. General assessment findings and symptoms
    1. Level of consciousness
    2. Skin
    3. Visual disturbances
    4. Gastrointestinal
    5. Skeletal
    6. Cardiorespiratory
    7. Genitourinary
  3. General management for a patient with a hematological  condition or emergency
    1. Airway, ventilation, and circulation
    2. Pharmacological
    3. Non-pharmacological
    4. Transport considerations
    5. Psychological/ communication strategies
  4. Sickle Cell Disease
    1. Definition, pathophysiology, epidemiology, mortality and morbidity
      1. Types of emergent presentations
      2. Patient management
  5. Hematological conditions
    1. Definitions, Pathophysiology, epidemiology , mortality and morbidity, and complications
    2. Specific assessment findings and symptoms
    3. Specific management considerations
    4. Conditions
  6. Blood Transfusion Complications

 

Content Creator: Ariel Wai

CAPCE Course Number: 18-EMTP-F3-1205

Total CE Hours: 1

Level: Advanced

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.