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DIAG205-1005: Interpreting Coagulograms

INSTRUCTOR:
Kathleen P. Freeman, BS (Agriculture), DVM, MS, PhD,
DECVCP, MRCVS; RCVS Specialist in Pathology (Clinical Pathology); European Veterinary Specialist in Clinical Pathology; Anne Lanevschi-Pietersma, DVM, MS, DACVP, DECVCP

DATES:
October 17 - November 13, 2005
Interactive sessions: Mondays: Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7; 9:30 - 11:30 PM ET (US).

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will provide participants with an interactive review of basic processes in coagulation/hemostasis and the laboratory tests commonly available for assessment. Information about correct specimen collection and handling and interpretation of laboratory results will be included. In addition, the instructors will review common problems and challenges in laboratory result generation and interpretation.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Review basic pathophysiologic mechanisms associated with coagulation/hemostasis
  2. Learn about correct types of specimens, handling and submission of specimens for coagulation testing
  3. ecome more comfortable in interpretation of coagulation testing results
  4. Share coagulation testing problems and challenges in practice with presenters and other participants
  5. Study case material and coagulation testing results from a variety of types of clinical cases, including hemophilia, vWd, thrombocytopenia, anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity, DIC and other conditions.

Course Outline:

Week 1:
Review of Coagulation

Week 2:
Tests commonly available for diagnosis of disorders of haemostasis
Interpretation of these tests

Week 3:
Guidelines for collection and handing of specimens for coagulation testing

Week 4:
Approach to diagnosis of disorders of haemostasis and common presentations of disorders of haemostasis
Common problems/challenges with coagulation testing

Cases will be posted on the boards for analysis and discussion.

MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.

CE HOURS: 8

TUITION:
Member/$122, Non-Member/$192 by October 3, 2005;
Member/$136, Non-Member/$213 after October 3, 2005

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)


COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.


Debbie Friedler
Coordinator
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network
CEonVIN@vin.com

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