Blood Tests Interpretation 7 April 2022
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.
This masterclass aims to prepare clinicians working in primary care and general practice to interpret and review blood results
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 to
adjust 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 regimes
Interpretation of bloods for patients on DMARDS and amber level drugs.
Consider treatment options and current guidelines for treatment of abnormal TFT, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
Recognise limitations of practice and when to refer.
09h00 Introduction to bloods in general practice. Basic terminology
10h00 Interpreting FBCs and haemanitic screen
11h00 Abnormal liver and kidney functions
12h30 Recognising and treating ‘danger’ bloods. DMARD’s and High risk drugs.
14h00 Interpreting PSA, TFT, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Treatment regimes, when to refer.
15h00 Evaluations and session close
Whats Included in the Course?
- Course Workbook
- Live, interactive webinar
Dr Sanjeev Kalia