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News & Updates - Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education

Important Announcement!

As the U.S. continues to re-open from COVID-19, the Partners Program Advisory Board has determined that all programs hosted in 2021 will remain virtual as planned. In-person programs will resume in 2022. Please contact Brooke Hernandez at bhernandez@ihtc.org with any questions.

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  • August, 27 2021 August

    A School Nurse's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease | August 2021

    Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education posted a new online continuing education opportunity under the School Nurse Education category!

    A School Nurse's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease presents the causes, disease traits, inheritance, and symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD). In addition, common problems and complications of SCD including pain, stroke, priapism, acute chest syndrome, infection, bone disease, eye disease, and other health problems will be provided. Strategies and special accommodations that can be used in the school setting are also provided.

    This enduring material is intended for professional school nurses in schools attended by a child with SCD, teachers, physical education teachers, administrators and guidance counselors, and other school staff or health care professionals who require an introduction to school-related considerations for students with SCD.

    The activity provides continuing education credit for nurses. Click on the Online Education tab above for the full accreditation information and participate in the activity today!

  • June, 17 2021 June

    Two New Modules Released! | June 2021

    Physical Therapy in the Care of Persons with Bleeding Disorders and Physical Therapy and Comprehensive Care were released on June 15, 2021.

    These activities were created for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers who are involved with the federally recognized U.S. Hemophilia Treatment Center, or HTC, network or otherwise engaged in comprehensive care and/or physical therapy management of individuals with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

    The activities assumes the learner possess fundamental knowledge of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems and a basic understanding of bleeding disorders and the comprehensive care model. Learners who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to view the PartnersPRN activity Understanding Hemophilia prior to completion of the physical therapy activities.

    Both activities are provided for continuing education credits for physical therapists and nurses. Click on the Online Education tab above for the full accreditation information and participate in these activities today!

  • May, 27 2021 May

    Sickle Cell Disease Modules for CME and ANCC Credit | May 2021

    Three modules about sickle cell disease have been renewed for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME credits! The modules are also provided for ANCC contact hours.

    The title of the modules are: Hydroxyurea for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease, Comprehensive Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, and Best Transition Practices for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease.

    Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care providers who treat persons with SCD or providers interested in learning more about SCD will find these modules beneficial.

    For more information or to view the modules today, click the Online Education tab above!

  • January, 18 2021 January

    VWD Guidelines: Hot Off The Press!

    On January 12, 2021, new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of von Willebrand disease were published in the journal Blood Advances. A collaboration of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), these guidelines are intended to meet the need for evidence-based recommendations that help navigate the clinical complexities and technical challenges of diagnosis and management of VWD. Access the VWD diagnosis and management guidelines.

    ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines:

    There’s An App for That!

    The ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App provides easy access to the complete guidelines, including rationale for each recommendation, benefits and harms associated with each recommended course of action, and links to the complete evidence-to-decision tables used to develop the recommendations. The “ASH Practice Guidelines” app can be downloaded for iPhone and for Android. The app is also available via web interface.

  • November, 05 2020 November

    Improving Access to Care Through Outreach | Nov 2020

    Improving Access to Care Through Outreach is the latest continuing education module available on the PartnersPRN website!

    This online learning activity introduces outreach as a model of care, including telemedicine, and reviews logistical and cost considerations associated with planning an outreach clinic. Two detailed case studies enable the learner to apply information gained through this activity.

    All staff employed within the U.S. Hemophilia Treatment Center Network are invited to participate in this module. The content is also appropriate for hospital or institutional staff responsible for planning and managing outreach programs for persons with bleeding disorders are also invited to participate.

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

    The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center is an approved provider of continuing social work education by the NASW CE Approval Program (Provider #886604222).

    This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886604222-7940) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

    Click on the Online Education tab for more information on this complimentary continuing education module!

  • October, 19 2020 October

    2021 Live/Virtual Partners Programs Open!

    The 2021 line up of Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education live/virtual events are open for registration! Head over to the Live Events tab and sign up today! Seats fill up fast so don't delay. We look forward to seeing you virtually or in person at one of these awesome events! Please note that some events currently planned as in person could be changed to virtual in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure among participants and faculty.

  • September, 04 2020 September

    New Partners CE Activity on Sports and Physical Activity in Moderate and Severe Hemophilia | Sept 2020

    The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program recently launched a new online learning module Sports and Physical Activity in Moderate and Severe Hemophilia.

    This online learning activity utilizes a brief literature review, case studies, and interactive questions to describe evolving perspectives on participation in sports and physical activity among persons with hemophilia, the benefits of participation and potential for injury in these activities, considerations in management of patients with hemophilia who participate in sports and physical activity, and selection of appropriate activities for persons with hemophilia.

    The activity is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and other members of the multidisciplinary hemophilia comprehensive care team employed at federally recognized U.S. Hemophilia Treatment Centers who treat patients with moderate and severe hemophilia and require enhanced knowledge of recommendations and considerations for sports and physical activity participation in these patients.

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is approved for physical therapy continuing education units (CEUs) through the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA).

    Click on the Online Education tab for more information and to participate in the activity today!