The first of a two-part series, this CE offering on hematological disorders is exclusively designed to increase your understanding of various types of anemia. The talk discusses the pathophysiology of blood discrepancies and their relevance to microcytic, macrocytic, and normocytic lab results. With current information that ranges from iron deficiency to anemia of chronic disease, participating in this session will sharpen your skills for forming the most accurate differential diagnosis in even the most complex cases.
The presentation asks the right questions and provides the answers, giving thorough, explicit explanations about sickle cell anemia and other maladies of the blood. Detailed and focused interpretations of physical exam findings and lab tests in patients with blood disorders are also included to advance your clinical practice skills.
By the end of this session, you will be able to address the following topics:
- Know the signs and symptoms of each distinct anemias (e.g., polycythemia or hemochromatosis)
- How to classify anemia by cell morphology
- The development of patient care plans for hematologic disorders