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Training & Education

Introduction to Hemophilia Care

Course overview

This course is designed to enhance hemophilia patient care by increasing the knowledge and skill of providers who are new to hemophilia treatment. The course is intended to serve as a foundation to build additional skills through continuing education and clinical practice.

Course Goal

This course will help hemophilia treatment center staff to promote a family-centered approach in the diagnosis, assessment, and management of hemophilia and in addressing potential complications from hemophilia and its treatment.

Course Objectives

By taking this course, you will learn how to

  • Recognize elements of hemophilia patient diagnosis

  • Determine proper treatment options to prevent and treat bleeding episodes

  • Identify potential complications associated with hemophilia

  • Recognize the psychosocial issues that might arise with patients and their family members, as a result of hemophilia
Target Audience

Health care providers with an interest in hemophilia care

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge

A basic knowledge of a discipline of study related to health care




1 hour

System Requirements

To access and complete the Web based course, you will need the following computer hardware and software:

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.5 browser (or higher) on standard Microsoft® technologies, i.e. Windows® NT®, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP and Windows® 98
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Popup blocker disabled
  • Intel® Pentium® III Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows® Media® player for multimedia support
  • Adobe® Flash® 7 plug-in software or higher, compatible with a browser above

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Nursing Perspectives for Optimizing Outcomes in Hemophilia Treatment

Group of medical professionals

Watch leading experts in hematology via streaming video, get the latest medical science, and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Who is the Target Audience for this Educational Activity?

This activity is intended for US-based nurses and nurse practitioners involved in the management of patients with hemophilia, including those practicing at recognized hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs).

What will participants learn?

Participants will learn about a variety of topics, including

  • Strategies for using data obtained from patients to educate patients regarding treatment
  • Barriers to adherence and risk factors for low adherence to hemophilia treatment
  • Tips for monitoring treatment outcomes of patients with hemophilia
  • Strategies to improve adherence and address side effects
  • Creating personalized plans to overcome barriers to rapid treatment of acute bleeds

Who are the faculty or featured speakers for this activity?

Brenda Riske, RN, MSN, MBA, MPA

University of Colorado


Regina Butler, RN

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

How can I participate?

To participate in this activity, go to To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive credit, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.