Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
List the primary hemostatic components of blood.
List and briefly describe the three phases of hemostasis.
Describe the basic physiology of hemostasis.
List and briefly describe common bleeding disorders (genetic, acquired and/or medication-induced).
Discuss the pathophysiology of common bleeding disorders.
List and describe the associated etiologies of common bleeding disorders.
List the frequently prescribed and OTC drugs that cause anticoagulation effects (antiplatelet and anti-thrombotic effects) on the hemostatic system.
List the common blood laboratory tests to diagnose and evaluate common bleeding disorders.
Become familiar with interpretation of common blood laboratory tests (normal and abnormal values) used in the dental office.
Discuss the medical/dental management strategies for patients with bleeding disorders.
Discuss treatment plans (assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation and evaluation) that provide safety and comfort for managing patients with bleeding disorders in the dental environment.
List and describe hemostatic agents (local and systemic) to prevent and/or reduce the clinical bleed in patients with bleeding disorders during and after invasive dental procedures.
Gain knowledge about the current evidence-based recommendations for the purpose of managing patients with disorders of coagulation while providing invasive dental procedures.