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Cryoprecipitate: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask Program Overview

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Program Description

Beyond a detailed description of the manufacture of Cryoprecipitated AHF and its contents, this program will review guideline-based indications for use of the product. We will focus primarily on evidence for its use as a fibrinogen supplement and alternative sources of fibrinogen, touching briefly on the variety of conditions for which cryoprecipitate is considered second-line therapy. We will also discuss dosing recommendations so learners can assist clinicians in ordering the appropriate amount in the right clinical circumstances.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize indicated uses of Cryoprecipitated AHF
  • Accurately describe contents of Cryoprecipitate for clinicians
  • Discuss dosing recommendations when practitioners require assistance
  • Conduct internal utilization audits to enhance local practice

Level of Instruction

  • Intermediate

P.A.C.E. Statement

Vitalant is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program

In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was established by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. ASCLS strongly supports continuing education opportunities to increase and enhance professional knowledge and ongoing proficiency. P.A.C.E.® ensures that the continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals maintain high standards of quality and professional acceptability.

Contact hours

  • Completion of this program will provide 1.0 contact hour of P.A.C.E. continuing education credit.

Speaker Credentials

  1. Ralph Vassallo, MD, FACP
  2. Paul Eastvold, MD, MT(ASCP)

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  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • MacOS X 10.4 or later
  • Linux 2.6 with KDE or Gnome

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  • Firefox 2 or later
  • Safari 3 or later
  • Opera 9 or later

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