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Hemolytic Anemias

 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.

Code 9818-09
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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

Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART
Version Date: October 2009