Keeping the Clot Firm: Case Studies in Coagulation Challenges Utilizing Viscoelastography Testing (ROTEM, TEG, and SEER)

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Class A Credits: 1.00

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 6/24/21

Course Expires: 6/23/24

Have you had difficulty deciding when to transfuse plasma, platelets, or cryoprecipitate? Does your facility have established coagulation treatment algorithms to help you decide the correct amount to transfuse when the patient is bleeding? Do you know the thresholds for transfusing in the non-bleeding liver failure patient with low platelets? Come and learn the basic principles of viscoelastic testing and how to manage your patients with evidence-based guidelines and algorithms.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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  • Describe viscoelastic analysis and normal values utilizing ROTEM TEG and SEER technologies.
  • Utilize coagulation treatment algorithms for interpretation of viscoelastic results in acure surgical bleeding in trauma postpartum hemorrhage cardiac surgery and transplant surgery.
  • Identify the correct choice and amount of blood components to utilize in case study presentations.

Dawn B. Lewellen, DNP, CRNA

Staff CRNA, Parkland Hospital

Dawn Borth Lewellen, CRNA has practiced trauma anesthesia for 30 years and is currently at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX, a Level 1 Trauma Center.  She serves as the CRNA Education Coordinator, co-chair of the Patient Blood Management Committee, and is involved with trauma quality improvement.

She attended Texas Wesleyan University graduating in 1990 with a Master in Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia and in 2020, she completed her Doctor in Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University.  She is adjunct faculty at Texas Wesleyan University. 

Dawn was selected as the 2014 APRN of the Year at Parkland Hospital, Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurse in 2016, and D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award in 2019.