Fundamentals of Hemostasis (Online Course)

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Author: Carl T. Swithers BSMT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), MBA
Reviewer: Loretta Moffatt, MT(ASCP),MHA

This course identifies and discusses the aspects of primary and secondary hemostasis. The extrinsic, intrinsic, and common pathways that are part of the coagulation cascade are defined, and the various laboratory tests that are used to evaluate hemostasis are discussed.

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Objectives

  • Identify the factors that influence the effectiveness of hemostatic processes.
  • Describe the mechanisms that are involved in the arrest of blood flow from a damaged vessel.
  • Identify key aspects associated with primary and secondary hemostasis.
  • Explain the role of various coagulation components in hemostatic processes.
  • Define the extrinsic, intrinsic, and common pathways that are part of the coagulation cascade, identifying the coagulation factors that are associated with each pathway.
  • Describe the function of various laboratory tests in evaluating hemostasis.
  • Identify common coagulation disorders, their symptomology, and subsequent treatment.
  • Explain the role of the prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time in monitoring anticoagulation therapy.

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Course Outline

  • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Coagulation
      • From what you have learned thus far, which of the following would not impact the effectiveness of hemostatic processes?
    • Introduction to Primary Hemostasis
      • Introduction to Hemostatic Mechanisms
      • Introduction to Primary Hemostasis
      • Primary Hemostasis – The Vascular System
      • Primary Hemostasis – The Vascular System
      • Primary Hemostasis – The Vascular System
      • Primary Hemostasis – The Vascular System & Platelet Involvement
      • Primary Hemostasis – The Vascular System & Platelet Involvement
      • All of the following processes occur during primary hemostasis except:
      • Primary Hemostasis – Characteristics of the Platelet
      • Primary Hemostasis – Characteristics of the Platelet
      • Primary Hemostasis – Platelet Function
      • Primary Hemostasis – Platelet Kinetics
      • All of the following are activities associated with platelets except:
      • Summary of Primary Hemostasis
    • Overview of Secondary Hemostasis
      • Overview of Secondary Hemostasis
      • Secondary Hemostasis – Fibrin Formation via the Coagulation Cascade
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Coagulation Cascade
      • The ultimate goal of secondary hemostasis is:
      • A Snapshot of the Entire Coagulation Cascade
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Extrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Extrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Extrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Intrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Intrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Intrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Intrinsic Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Intrinsic Pathway
      • Which of the following statements is incorrect?
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Common Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Common Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis – The Common Pathway
      • Secondary Hemostasis - Factor Characteristics
    • The Fibrinolytic System
      • The Fibrinolytic System
      • The Fibrinolytic System
    • Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function
      • Collecting Blood Specimens for Coagulation Testing
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function (cont.)
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function – Prothrombin Time
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function – Prothrombin Time
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function - APTT
      • Which of the following statements is incorrect?
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function – Fibrinogen Assay
      • Fibrin/Fibrinogen Degradation Products and D-dimers
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function - Platelet Function Assay
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function - Mixing Studies
      • Basic Laboratory Tests of Hemostatic Function - Factor Assays
      • Which of the following statements is incorrect?
    • Coagulation Disorders
      • Coagulation Disorders
      • Coagulation Disorders - Inherited
      • Coagulation Disorders - Inherited
      • Coagulation Disorders - Inherited
      • Coagulation Disorders - Acquired
      • Coagulation Disorders - Acquired
      • Coagulation Disorders - Platelet Disorders
      • Coagulation Disorders and Liver Disease
      • Which of the following statements regarding coagulation disorders is incorrect?
    • Anticoagulation Therapy
      • Anticoagulation Therapy
      • Common Anticoagulation Therapy - Heparin Therapy
      • Common Anticoagulation Therapy - Oral Anticoagulant Therapy
  • References
      • References

Additional Information


Level of instruction: Intermediate

Intended Audience: Medical technologists, medical technology students, and those interested in reviewing the fundamentals of coagulation.

Author Credentials: Carl T. Swithers BSMT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), MBA, is a laboratory examiner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, specializing in clinical regulatory compliance. A former generalist bench technologist, he also serves as adjunct faculty for an MLT program in Central Pennsylvania.

Reviewer Credentials: Loretta Moffatt, MT(ASCP), MHA, has over 35 years in clinical laboratory science education and serves as the program director for an MT program in North Central Pennsylvania.
Leah Coppolino, MPH, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP) is the Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.




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