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Ward Skills in Hematology/Oncology

Joseph Mort
  1. Interpret abnormalities in a complete blood count (CBC) in regard to red blood cells (anemia, polycythemia), leukocytes (leukopenia, leukocytosis), and platelets (thrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis)
  2. Explain how to use a CBC to characterize anemia as microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic.
  3. Explain how to use a CBC with differential to interpret a white blood cell count focusing on the proportion of neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes.
  4. Explain a systematic method for examining a peripheral blood smear.
  5. Recognize normal and abnormal platelets on peripheral smear.
  6. Recognize common morphologic changes in red blood cells on peripheral smear.
  7. Recognize different types of white blood cells on a peripheral smear and be able to identify abnormalities associated with white blood cell disorders.
  8. Interpret coagulation studies (PT, PTT, INR), bleeding time, and fibrinogen levels.
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