Subject Description

Rapid control of a massive hemorrhage is vitally important to patient survival. Fibrinogen rapidly depletes in bleeding patients and is an independent indicator for severe hemorrhage. Early fibrinogen replacement in bleeding patients may improve patient outcomes. This course will review key clinical trials and the treatment options available for the replacement of fibrinogen in bleeding patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the advancement of hemorrhage control and the MTP
  2. Discuss the importance of fibrinogen and what makes a healthy clot
  3. Assess early replacement of fibrinogen in bleeding patients
  4. Differentiate Cryoprecipitate AHF, Fibrinogen Concentrates, and Pathogen Reduced Cryoprecipitate Fibrinogen Complex
  5. Analyze studies focusing on cryoprecipitate use and fibrinogen replacement

Level of Instruction


Author / Speaker

Jeffrey Richmond, M.D.

Jeffrey Richmond, M.D.

Director of Hospital Transfusion Services
AHN / St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA

Jeff Richmond is a general pathologist with subspecialty board certification in blood banking/transfusion medicine. Jeff has been a staff pathologist at AHN-Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA for 14 years, where he practices anatomic and clinical pathology and serves as director of the hospital transfusion service. In addition, Jeff is the medical director of the Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York, and medical director of Associated Clinical Laboratories, both in Erie. Jeff earned his MD degree from West Virginia University, followed by AP/CP pathology residency at University of Vermont, and fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Additional Information

Cerus Corporation is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

P.A.C.E.: 368-063-22
Contact Hour: 1.0
Expires on: Jun 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm CT

Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education

This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15148 for 1.0 contact hours

CBRN: 127
Contact Hour: 1.0
Expires at: Jun 25, 2023 at 12:00 am CT

California Board of Registered Nursing

Technical Requirements and Assistance

Minimum software requirements:

  • Operating system
    • • Windows XP SP2
    • • Mac OS X 10.9
    • • iOS 7
    • • Android 4
  • Web browser
    • • Internet Explorer 9
    • • Safari 7
    • • Latest version of Chrome or Firefox
  • Browser plug-ins
    • • Learning activities may be encoded as MP4 videos. Your browser must support MP4 playback natively or through the operating system to view these videos.

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Desktops, laptops
    • • 512MB of RAM
    • • 200MB of hard drive space
    • • Intel x86 processor
  • Mobile devices
    • • Device capable of running iOS 7
    • • Device capable of running Android 4

Minimum connection speed:

  • A broadband connection is required for MP4 learning activities.

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