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Introduction To Erythrocyte Disorders And Normocytic Anemias

 Introduction To Erythrocyte Disorders and Normocytic Anemias (9802-10) Explore basic information on erythrocyte disorders and the various types of normocytic normochromic anemias. You will consider the questions that arise when investigating an anemia and the laboratory tests involved. Classification, etiology, erythropoiesis and laboratory findings are discussed. Version Date: January 2010

Code 9802-10
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 the two major categories of erythrocyte disorders
  • Define the two major categories of anemias
  • List the causes of absolute anemias
  • List the groups in the MORPHOLOGIC/ETIOLOGIC classification of the anemias
  • State the questions which must be answered in the investigation of an anemia and list the lab tests generally performed to answer the questions
  • State the purpose of a reticulocyte count and bone marrow evaluation, and conclusions to be drawn if an anemic patient shows a reticulocyte count which is decreased, normal or increased along with a bone marrow which is hypocellular, normocellular or hypercellular
  • List the tests which usually make up the complete blood count (CBC) using a hematology analyzer
  • Define: effective erythropoiesis; ineffective erythropoiesis
  • Calculate the Red Cell Indices (MCV, MCH, MCHC), state the normal range of values for each and interpret normal and abnormal results.
  • Define the RDW, state the reference range of values and interpret normal and abnormal results.
  • Define aplastic anemia, discuss etiology and laboratory findings
  • Define and discuss etiology and lab findings of anemia of chronic renal failure, pure red cell, aplasia, myelophthisic anemia, anemias of endocrine disorders, sideroblastic anemias
  • Define and describe post hemorrhagic anemia

Author/Instructor: Bill McTaggart, BSc, ART
Version Date: January 2010