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Aims / objectives

  • Outline the 10 fundamentals underpinning the advanced interpretation of blood test results.
  • Have tested these fundamentals using specialist case studies.
  • Be more confident in requesting, interpreting and applying blood test results, including those that are out of range.
  • Build on your base knowledge of blood tests with more complex second line blood tests relevant in your area.
  • Have an advanced understanding of key blood tests, FBC, LFT, U&E and how they underpin fundamentals of advanced clinical practice
  • Complete the companion workbook
  • Reflect and apply reviewed principles towards improving practice and patient outcomes.

Course programme

  • Review of the basic principles of haematology, coagulation and clinical biochemistry tests.
  • Outlining 10 key fundamental themes of interpreting blood tests.
  • Reference ranges
  • What to do when the result is out of range.
  • Using clinical decision limits and protocols
  • An in-depth exploration of what each blood test is actually measuring based on 4 unique identifiers
  • Haematology
  • -The full blood count- an overview
  • -Red blood cell count/ haemoglobin & anaemia/haematocrit/ platelets
  • -White cell count/differential
  • -Coagulation tests including prothrombin time, INR and d-dimers
  • Case studies: interpreting the impact of lifestyle factors such as nutrition and drugs on the client's haematology profile.
  • Recap and self-assessment
  • Case studies
  • -Biochemistry markers
  • -Renal Function - U &E's / eGFR
  • -Long Term Conditions: Glucose and HbA1c, lipids, COPD and blood gases.
  • -Cardiac enzymes
  • -Liver function tests and types of jaundice
  • Autoimmune, viral and myeloma presentation
  • Thyroid function testing
  • Bone profile, bone disorders and red flags such as metastatic cancers.
  • Summary and overview of reading resources and a study guide to complete.
  • Evaluation

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TBA

A119 Advanced interpretation of blood results in clinical practice

Course summary

This programme builds on the fundamentals of interpreting blood tests and provides an advanced understanding of essential blood results. An ideal course for delegates who are already comfortable with basic blood tests and want to develop their skills further. We will review the fundamentals of blood tests and then build in applied, advanced interpretation.

Who should attend?

Anyone who already has a working knowledge of blood tests and perhaps already uses blood testing as part of their daily decision planning.

Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Prescribers/
Allied Health Professionals / Extended Scope / Lead Service Manager/
University research and lecturing staff/ Doctors

Important notes

Morning and afternoon refreshments, all course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Cost

Course duration Course CPD Full price
(incl VAT) per person
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) £290

Discounts

Dates Block size Block
discount
Individual discount
05 May 2020 to 06 May 2020 4 10% n/a

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people  
London - Hamilton House 05 May 2020 to
06 May 2020

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