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On-Demand Program: “Understanding Hemostatic, Sealant & Adhesive Agents”

Pfiedler Education* presents…“Understanding Hemostatic, Sealant & Adhesive Agents”

A wide variety of hemostatic, sealant and adhesive agents are available for the management of bleeding in surgical and other invasive procedures. Nurses and other members of the perioperative team must be knowledgeable about their components, mechanisms of action, properties, and appropriate use. This program traces the evolution of methods of surgical hemostasis; reviews the risk factors for perioperative bleeding, the implications of bleeding-related complications, and the steps in the coagulation cascade; and details the properties, mechanisms of action, components, and safety considerations for several categories of hemostatic, sealant, and adhesive agents.

Learning Objectives  |  After completing this continuing nursing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the evolution of surgical hemostasis.
  2. Review the surgical challenges and impacts of bleeding.
  3. Describe methods to achieve surgical hemostasis.
  4. Summarize the coagulation cascade and how a clot is formed.
  5. Define the categories of hemostatic, sealant, and adhesive agents.
  6. Discuss mechanisms of action, components, safety considerations and cultural and religious beliefs for hemostatic, sealant, and adhesive agents.

Target Audience: Perioperative nurses, surgical technologists, and other healthcare professionals who want to learn more or need to gain knowledge and skills regarding the use of hemostatic, sealant and other adhesive agents.

Continuing Education:  California Board of Registered Nursing. Pfiedler Education is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP14944, for 2.0 contact hours. Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record-keeping purposes.

The certificate of course completion issued at the conclusion of this course must be retained in the participant’s records for at least four (4) years as proof of attendance.

Expiration Date: This continuing education activity was planned and provided in accordance with accreditation criteria. This material was produced in April 2020 and expires in April 2022.

Pfiedler Education gratefully acknowledges educational grants provided by Baxter*

Questions? Contact Pfiedler Education at Pfiedler Webinars:  webinars@pfiedler.com, or call 720-748-6144

* NOTE: This is a supplier and/or industry resource-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach


December 13, 2021