Course Summary

This practical session will explain the role of different blood cells, what they do in the body and how different medical conditions and medication can affect them resulting in abnormal blood results. The importance of when to test, what to test and how to interpret the results within the context of individual patients is discussed using a case study approach. 

 

Who Should Attend: Healthcare professionals working in general practice and community settings

 

Pre Requisites: You should have a basic understanding of terminology. It is recommended you read through the pre-course workbook to have a general idea of the different types of blood cells and their function.

 

Aims

This masterclass aims to prepare clinicians working in primary care and general practice to interpret and review blood results

 

Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts and terminology for blood tests.
  • Use a case study approach to interpret blood tests
  • Recognise abnormal kidney function results and how toadjust medication within the context of individual patients.
  • Develop skills in understanding bloods that require urgent attention: such as : high potassium, low platelets, raised WCC, low sodium and raised inflammatory markers.
  • Identify iron deficiency and treatment regime.
  • Consider treatment options and current guidelines for treatment of abnormal TFT, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.Recognise limitations of practice and when to refer.
DATES & VENUE
26 Jan 2023, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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