von Willebrand Disease - CMEZ222

von Willebrand Disease

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Michael George Danis, BSN, RN, CCRN
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited genetic bleeding disorder, yet it is virtually unknown to the public, and it is not well known or understood among healthcare providers. Twenty percent of women with menorrhagia have vWD, and an average of 16 years elapses from the onset of a woman’s symptoms and the diagnosis of vWD. This delay is in part due to knowledge deficits among women with heavy menstrual bleeding and the lack of aggressiveness in working up complaints of excessive bleeding. One survey funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the gynecologists who were questioned were unlikely to refer a woman with unexplained menorrhagia to other specialists, and less than 40% would even consider bleeding disorders in women of reproductive age. This continuing education program will update healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the diagnosis and care of patients with vWD.


The goal of this von Willebrand disease continuing education program is to update healthcare providers on the care of patients with vWD. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify clinical manifestations and information from patients’ health histories that suggest vWD
  • Describe the diagnostic process for vWD
  • Identify treatments and the educational needs of patients with vWD

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physicians and nurses.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 10/24/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/27/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/27/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Emily H - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Mar 14, 2019
A good quick synopsis of a disease that can be given to healthcare providers who are unfamiliar with this common disease
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Kayla B - Lancaster, PA  ·  Jan 12, 2017
I liked this activity. I was not aware that there was three types and the activity discussed them in a way I could understand.
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Evan E - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Aug 19, 2016
good review of topic
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50