Course Overview

Welcome to the HTC

A mother comforts her son

Patients with hemophilia and their families face life- long concerns in addition to sporadic, unpredictable times of crisis. In chronic illness, the response of parents and family members of patients are very different; there is often a difference in adaptations, lifestyle changes, and relationships with health care providers. The team approach utilized in the U.S. at comprehensive hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) is designed with patients and families as partners and at the center of all aspects of treatment.

The demands and complications of hemophilia  change throughout the life span. This requires constant flexibility and continuing resources  for the individual and his family to thrive. Health care providers who understand the implications of hemophilia for each member of the family and at each stage of life have the ability to support the patient and foster the best quality of health in every stage of life.

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.

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 issues that might arise with patients and their family members, as a result of diagnosis

The course is divided into four modules.