Course Curriculum

  • 1

    The CBC

    • The Importance of a CBC

    • The RBC + Anemia

    • Rundown of the RBC Values

  • 2

    How to Quickly Scan the RBC's for Anemia

    • Overview to Quickly Identify an Anemia

  • 3

    In Depth: RBC, HGB, HCT

    • RBC Breakdown

    • Hemoglobin Breakdown

    • Hematocrit Breakdown

    • Hidden Anemia: RBC, HBG, HCT

  • 4

    In Depth: MCV, MCH, MCHC

    • MCV Breakdown

    • MCH + MCHC Breakdown

    • Using MC Values to Determine Type of Anemia

    • Microcytic Anemia

    • Macrocytic Anemia

  • 5

    In Depth: RDW

    • RDW Breakdown

  • 6

    Further Investigation: Other Lab Tests to Run

    • Iron Panel: Serum Iron, Ferritin, TIBC, Iron Saturation

    • Reticulocyte Count

    • B Vitamin Markers: Homocysteine + Methyl Malonic Acid

  • 7

    Real World Example

    • Quick Review

    • Our High Performance Values

    • Natalie's Anemia: Megabalostic Macrocytic Anemia

  • 8

    Special Topics

    • Low Stomach Acid

    • Physical Signs of Anemia

    • Hemolytic Anemia

    • Genetic and Chronic Health Related Anemias

    • B Vitamins: Injections, IV's, and Cofactor Anemias

  • 9

    Review of Lab Tests to Order

    • Lab Tests to Order

  • 10

    Materials to Download

    • RBC + Anemia Related Performance Values Worksheet

    • RBC + Anemia Course Slides