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Program Goals

This activity will provide improved understanding for physicians and laboratory workers by increasing knowledge related to the monitoring of various forms of the anticoagulant heparin.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of the chromogenic anti-Xa assay as a measure of heparin activity. Clinical scenarios and outcomes studies will be discussed.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for health care professionals including pathologists, pharmacists and medical technologists who have a clinical interest in monitoring anticoagulants in the clinical setting.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the biochemical nature of heparin including low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and ultra-low molecular weight synthetic forms such as fondaparinux.

2. Review the anticoagulant mechanism of action of these various forms of heparin.

3. Compare the activated PTT and the anti-Xa assay as a means of monitoring heparin.

4. Explain the role of ATIII supplementation in the anti-Xa assay and the consequences thereof.

5. Discuss the clinical consequences of anti-Xa monitoring in the context of clinical scenarios.

Faculty

Neil S. Harris, MBChB, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Core Laboratory (Chemistry & Hematology)
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville FL 32610-0275

Educational Program Agenda

-  50 minutes: Course Instructive Materials
- 10 minutes: Conclusion, and Credit Application Info

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests

Global Education Group requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME accredited activity:

 NAME  TYPE  COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER
 Neil S. Harris, MBChB, MD  Nothing to disclose  Nothing to disclose

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse / life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this P.A.C.E. accredited activity:

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
 PLANNER OR MANAGER FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP
 Sherry Miner  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this ACPE activity:

GLOBAL EDUCATION GROUP
 PLANNER OR MANAGER FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP
 Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN  Nothing to disclose
 Amanda Glazar, PhD  Nothing to disclose

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

stagophotographics/ACPE.png  Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation - Pharmacists

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-13-023-H01-P)

This is a Knowledge based activity.

ACPE Release and Expiration

Release Date: May 20, 2013
Expiration Date: May 20, 2014

Global Education Group

For information about the physician accreditation of this activity, please contact Global Education Group at (303) 395-1782, or inquire@globaleducationgroup.com.

Credit Designation - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program will provide 1.0 contact hours of credit.

Canadian Laboratory Professionals
P.A.C.E.® approved programs provide documented laboratory science related continuing education activity as required for maintaining continued competence for Canadian laboratory professionals.

How to Obtain P.A.C.E.® Credit

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Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive P.A.C.E.® credit for viewing the webcast:

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  • Click on the "Lab Professional" link to apply for P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 70% and answer all evaluation questions to receive P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • After successful completion of this process, you will be redirected to the ASCLS CE Organizer where you may create and print an official ASCLS P.A.C.E.® certificate based on your attendance and completion of this ASCLS-sponsored P.A.C.E.® approved learning activity.

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*This program is approved for continuing education for ASCP BOC and all state Licensing bodies including CA and FL.

P.A.C.E.® Release And Expiration

Release Date: May 20, 2013
Expiration Date: May 20, 2015

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use/Investigational Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Dane Garvin Ltd. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Global Education Group (Global) protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. Global Education Group and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

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Medium Used

This program has been made available online:

"Monitoring Heparin in the Clinical Laboratory"

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you will need a web browser with Javascript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Diagnostica Stago.

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 Dane Garvin, Ltd.   All Rights Reserved.   Permission for accreditation use granted to Global Education Group (Global) and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).