Case Studies in Hematology - Nonmalignant WBC Disorders (Online CE Course)

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Margaret Reinhart, MS, MT(ASCP) Reviewer: Kyle Magee, MLS(ASCP)CM and Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)

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This course presents case studies pertaining to both non-malignant white blood cell disorders and malignant/neoplastic disorders. Each case is presented followed by several pertinent questions.  Answers for each question are then given along with a brief discussion to explain these answers. The student will then have the opportunity to answer questions based on the concepts learned in the case.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 5/31/2024
Approved through 5/31/2024

Objectives

  • Correlate laboratory data with patient history, signs, and symptoms.
  • Recognize abnormalities in the CBC and other hematology test results as they pertain to the cases presented.
  • Analyze the laboratory data and other information given in the case.
  • Propose possible diagnoses as well as additional laboratory tests which will help to arrive at a definitive diagnosis of the case.
  • Explain the pathophysiological concepts of the particular disorder which was diagnosed.

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Course Outline

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  • An Introduction to these Cases
      • WBC Cases in this Course
  • A Teenager with Low Neutrophil Count
      • History and Lab Results
      • Interpretation of Lab Results and Further History
      • Diagnosis
      • Description of Benign Ethnic Neutropenia (BEN)
      • Differential Diagnosis of BEN
      • Genetics of Benign Ethnic Neutropenia
      • What is the usual absolute neutrophil count in Benign Ethnic Neutropenia (BEN) patients?
      • Patients with BEN usually have what signs and symptoms?
      • Benign Ethnic Neutropenia (BEN) is associated with what blood type?
  • 50-year-old Male with Respiratory Infection and Monocytosis
      • Clinical Presentation and Initial Lab Results
      • Interpretation of Lab Results and Further Findings
      • Diagnosis
      • Possible Causes of Monocytosis
      • Reactive Monocytosis
      • Clonal Monocytosis
      • A neoplasm of some sort generally causes persistent monocytosis.
      • Possible neoplasms in which a monocytosis can be seen include all of the following except:
      • Monocytosis frequently occurs in people with what infection?
  • A 61-year-old Female with Moderate-Severe COVID-19 Infection
  • A 43-Year-Old with Asthma and Unexplained Basophilia
  • A 55-year-old with Anemia, Leukopenia and Thrombocytopenia
      • Clinical Presentation and Lab Results
      • Interpretation of CBC and Additional Lab Results
      • Blood Smear Results and Confirmatory Tests
      • Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA)
      • HGA Laboratory Diagnosis
      • Typical findings in the CBC of a patient with Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA) include which of the following?
      • Recommended confirmatory tests for HGA include which of the following?
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Intermediate 
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, and other health care personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Margaret Reinhart MS, MT(ASCP), is a senior lecturer at the University of the Sciences where she has taught Hematology since 1990. She was also director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program from 1990-to 2020. In addition, she is an adjunct instructor of Hematology at the Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Laboratory Science program, which is part of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  
Reviewer Information: 
Kyle Magee, MLS(ASCP)CM, currently works as an Education Specialist for the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, Florida. He is also an Instructor and Professor respectively at the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Santa Fe College, where he teaches classes in various disciplines of Laboratory Medicine. Kyle has given several presentations at both local and regional levels in Florida. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management and was recently given the Top 25 student award through the Davis College of Business.
Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), has over 20 years of experience as a medical technologist, technical supervisor, professor, and manager. He is the former Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently a Program Director at MediaLab, Inc. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Educational Leadership. 
Course Description: This course presents case studies pertaining to both non-malignant white blood cell disorders and malignant/neoplastic disorders. Each case is presented followed by several pertinent questions.  Answers for each question are then given along with a brief discussion to explain these answers. The student will then have the opportunity to answer questions based on the concepts learned in the case.

How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 178 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
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