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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Duration: 2 hours

Course Summary

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare blood disorder. Patients often experience thrombocytopenia, anemia due to red blood cell destruction, and microvascular thrombosis, and the disease is often connected with an acquired autoimmune deficiency. When the thrombotic microangiopathy affects the kidneys and is caused by bacteria, it is known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Etiology, complications, monitoring and treatment of the patient with thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome are discussed.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Thrombocytopenia: Epidemiology And Pathogenesis

1.   Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

2.   Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

III.         Diagnosis And Clinical Presentations Of TTP And HUS

IV.          Diagnosis And Clinical Presentations Of HUS

V.            Treatment Of TTP

VI.          Treatment Of HUS

VII.       On Reflection: Case Study John

VIII.     Summary

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