Blood Results Interpretation 23 November 2023

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Course details

Course title: Blood Results Interpretation Webinar
Date: 23 November 2023
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.
    • Recognizing hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism patterns.
  8. Interpreting blood results in patients on DMARDs.
  9. Case Studies and Interactive Discussions:

    • Applying knowledge and skills through case-based scenarios.
    • Analysing complex blood test results and formulating appropriate management plans.
  10. Communicating with Patients:

    • Strategies for effectively communicating blood test results to patients.
    • Addressing patient concerns and providing appropriate explanations.
  11. 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.

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Lecturers
Dr Parmy Dr Parmy Deol is an A&E consultant at a West London Hospital with extensive experience in accident and emergency.
Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist
Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice
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