Thromboelastography (TEG) and Rotational Thromoelastometry (ROTEM): Applications in Anesthesia

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Class A Credits: 0.5

Format: Video

Run time: 27 mins

Course Launch Date: 12/3/19

Course Expires: 12/2/22

Provider knowledge gap regarding interpretation, utilization, and implementation of Thromboelastography (TEG) and Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in the perioperative period.  Anecdotal evidence suggesting review of Thromboelastography (TEG) and Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) will be beneficial for anesthesia providers due to knowledge gap.  


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  • Describe how Thromboelastography (TEG) and Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) tests provide clinically useful information on clot formation and dissolution.
  • Interpret Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) results.
  • Synthesize evidence on patient outcomes utilizing Thromboelastography (TEG) and Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) over traditional coagulation studies.

Jamie Cieslak, BSN, RN, SRNA

Jamie Cieslak BSN, RN, SRNA, is currently a student in the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program.  Jamie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and went to Loyola University for her bachelor’s degree in nursing.  She is currently the AANA Foundation Student Advocate for Duke University and the Secretary of Student Council.  Jamie’s doctoral project involved utilizing ultrasound to measure preoperative gastric content and its impact on airway management.  In addition, Jamie has extensively researched viscoelastic tests and has spoken about them at several conferences in North Carolina.



Amy Selmer, DNP, SRNA

Amy Selmer, BSN, RN, SRNA is currently a student in the Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program.  Amy grew up in New Hampshire and attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for her bachelor’s degree in Nursing.  She worked as a critical care registered nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, for 3.5 years before entering graduate school.  Amy is currently finishing her doctoral project focusing on optimizing intraoperative fluid management for neurosurgical patients.  In addition, Amy has extensively researched viscoelastic tests and has spoken about them at several conferences in North Carolina.


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