Hemolytic Anemias (9818-09)
Increase your ability to differentiate these anemias and relate characteristic laboratory findings to disease states such as hereditary spherocytosis, G-6-PD deficiency, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, warm auto immune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA), hemolytic disease of the newborn, and malaria.
PEP hours: 11
CPS/ART credits: 0
- Define hemolytic anemia
- Differentiate: hemolytic disease, compensated hemolytic anemia, decompensated hemolytic anemia
- Explain the etiologic and the traditional classification of hemolytic anemias and how they overlap.
- Outline typical lab findings in a hemolytic anemia in: blood, bone marrow, plasma, urine and feces
- Differentiate intravascular hemolysis from extravascular hemolysis
- Explain the significance in hemolytic anemias of: polychromasia and an increased RETIC count, normoblastemia, spherocytosis, hyperbilirubinemia, hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria, methemalbuminemia and hemosiderinuria
- For the following hemolytic anemias, briefly explain the etiology and list characteristic lab findings: hereditary spherocytosis, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, pyruvate kinase deficiency, sickle cell disease - trait and anemia, beta thalassemia - minor and major, warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (A.I.H.A.), hemolytic disease of the newborn and malaria
Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Version Date: October 2009