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Blood Result Interpretation Webinar 18 January 2024

Course title: Blood Results Interpretation Webinar Date: 18 January 2024 Time: 0900 – 1500hrs (GMT) Session type: ZOOM webinar CPD Accreditation: 6 CPD hours

Course Overview

The Blood Results Interpretation Webinar is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals in primary care settings for interpreting common blood test results. As such, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of various laboratory parameters and their clinical significance. Moreover, the course will cover the interpretation of key blood tests commonly encountered in primary care, enabling participants to make informed decisions regarding patient management and treatment.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Interpret a wide range of blood test results commonly ordered in primary care.
  2. Understand the clinical significance of abnormal blood test findings.
  3. Identify potential underlying medical conditions based on blood test results.
  4. Recognise patterns and trends in blood test values for effective patient management.
  5. Apply evidence-based guidelines and best practices in the interpretation of blood results.
  6. Communicate effectively with patients regarding their blood test results and implications for their health.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Blood Tests:
    • Purpose and significance of blood tests in primary care.
    • Overview of the laboratory testing process.
    • Key blood parameters and their clinical relevance.
  2. Complete Blood Count (CBC):
    • Interpretation of red blood cell indices (haemoglobin, haematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC).
    • Understanding white blood cell differential counts.
    • Platelet count and its significance.
  3. Renal Function Tests:
    • Interpreting serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).
    • Understanding blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels.
    • Assessing electrolyte imbalances (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphate).
  4. Liver Function Tests:
    • Interpretation of liver enzymes (AST, ALT, ALP, GGT).
    • Evaluating bilirubin levels and liver synthetic function.
    • Understanding albumin and globulin levels.
  5. Lipid Profile:
    • Interpreting cholesterol levels (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides).
    • Understanding the significance of lipid ratios and cardiovascular risk assessment.
  6. Glucose and HbA1c:
    • Interpretation of fasting and random blood glucose levels.
    • Understanding HbA1c values for diabetes management and monitoring.
  7. Thyroid Function Tests:
    • Interpreting thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T3, and free T4 levels.
    • Recognising hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism patterns.
  8. Case Studies and Interactive Discussions:
    • Applying knowledge and skills through case-based scenarios.
    • Analysing complex blood test results and formulating appropriate management plans.
  9. Communicating with Patients:
    • Strategies for effectively communicating blood test results to patients.
    • Addressing patient concerns and providing appropriate explanations.
  10. Practical Tips and Resources:
    • Resources for staying up-to-date with reference ranges and guidelines.

Course Format

This session will be delivered through a combination of interactive live lectures, and  case discussions. Also, the participants will have access to course materials, including reference ranges, clinical guidelines, and handouts for future reference.

Target Audience:

  • General practitioners (GPs)
  • Paramedics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Other healthcare professionals involved in primary care settings

Course Duration The duration of the course is one day webinar with a requirement to review the booklet prior to attending the session.

Agenda

09h00  – 12h00 Introduction to Blood Results. Terminology and Normal Levels. Understanding FBC, U&E and LFTs. Overview of Thyroid functions.

12h00 Lunch

12h30 Case Study Approach to General Practice Bloods

14h00 Interpreting blood tests in patients with diabetes and CVD.

15h00 Session close and evaluations.

 

Other upcoming Blood Results Interpretation Webinars

Lecturers:
Dr Parmy Deol, A&E Consultant
Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice
Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

This is a live webinar. You will be sent a zoom link the day before the course. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or problems accessing the handouts.

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Duration: 7
Lectures: 9
Video: 1
Level: Beginner