This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Describe the key findings on history that suggest an underlying bleeding disorder in the setting of heavy menstrual bleeding
2. Explain the importance of the VWF protein in platelet function
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.5 hours
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The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The OBG Project planners and others have nothing to disclose.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from 12/01/2022 through 12/01/2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the test and evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The ObG Project. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Irregular menses is not unusual in adolescents, especially while the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis is becoming established. However, heavy menstrual bleeding, especially in tandem with anovulation can lead to significant morbidity and may reflect an underlying bleeding disorder which requires further work-up. Heavy menstrual bleeding is defined as
Excessive menstrual blood loss that interferes with a woman’s physical, social, emotional, or material quality of life. It can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms
Menorrhagia is the most common finding in women of reproductive age. For adolescents, heavy bleeding can be very disruptive to quality of life, including participation in academics and extra-curricular activities. Heavy bleeding often starts at the onset of menses, but may not become overt until cycles become ovulatory. If an ObGyn or women’s healthcare provider is suspicious of an underlying bleeding disorder, specialty labs are required and coordinated care with an hematologist is recommended.
Additional VWD considerations
Other Bleeding Disorders to Consider
ACOG Committee Opinion 785: Screening and Management of Bleeding Disorders in Adolescents With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
National Hemophilia Foundation: Philipp Screening Tool
GeneReviews: von Willebrand Disease
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