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Pediatric Lecture Series - Think like a hematologist: Workup and management of common hematologic diagnoses in children

The Pediatric Lecture Series will discuss important pediatric topics that may lead to the improvement of child health from an individual, health care system and/or societal level.

Activity Details
Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to discuss presentation and laboratory findings consistent with common hematologic disorders in children, such as iron deficiency anemia, neutropenia and immune thrombocytopenia purpura, in order to plan for the appropriate management in primary care settings.

Start Date:  May 10, 2021
End Date:  May 10, 2024

You may claim CME or CNE credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
  2. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  3. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.


There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

  • Angela M. Ricci, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1.0 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education (CME/CNE) activity, you must:

  • View the entire Presentation
  • fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
  • Brugnara C et al. Diagnostic Approach to the Anemic Patient. Nathan and Oski's Hematology and Oncology of Infancy and Childhood, Chapter 9, 293-307.e1
  • Calpin C et al. Is bone marrow aspiration needed in acute childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to rule out leukemia? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Apr;152(4):345-7
  • Chiarello P et al. Thrombocytosis in Children. Minerva Pediatr. 2011 Dec;63(6):507-13.
  • Coates TD. Overview of neutropenia in children and adolescents. UpToDate.com. Accessed 4/29/2021
  • Dalman PR et al. Percentile curves for hemoglobin and red cell volume in infancy and childhood. The Journal of Pediatrics. Vol 94, 1979.
  • Merz LE, Achebe M. When non-Whiteness becomes a condition. Blood (2021) 137 (1): 13–15.
  • Moretti D et al. Oral iron supplements increase hepcidin and decrease iron absorption from daily or twice-daily doses in iron-depleted young women. Blood (2015) 126 (17): 1981–1989.
  • Neunert C et al. The American Society of Hematology 2011 evidence-based practice guideline for immune thrombocytopenia. Blood. 2011 Apr 21;117(16):4190-207.
  • Neunert C et al. American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia. Blood Adv (2019) 3 (23): 3829–3866.
  • Newman PJ, Newman DK. Platelets and the Vessel Wall. Nathan and Oski's Hematology and Oncology of Infancy and Childhood, Chapter 26, 951-963.e7
  • Powers JM et al. Effect of Low-Dose Ferrous Sulfate vs Iron Polysaccharide Complex on Hemoglobin Concentration in Young Children With Nutritional Iron-Deficiency Anemia. JAMA. 2017;317(22):2297-2304. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.6846
  • Powers JM, Sandoval C. Approach to the child with anemia. UpToDate.com. Accessed 4/29/2021
  • Thomas AE et al. Purpuric and petechial rashes in adults and children: initial assessment. BMJ 2016;352:i1285
  • Wei A, Jackson SP. Boosting platelet production. Nat Med. 2008 Sep;14(9):917-8.
Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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