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Normal Peripheral Blood Cells (Online CE Course)

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Authors: Jean Tatum, MT(ASCP); Karen Hay, MT(ASCP) M.S.
Reviewer: Leah Coppolino, MPH, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP)

This course covers the basics of normal peripheral blood cell morphology, including appearance, kinetics, and function of red blood cells, leukocytes, and platelets. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the principles of cell morphology, and of preparation and staining of a Wright's stained peripheral blood smear.

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Continuing Education Credits

Course number 20-547857, approved through 9/1/2018

Objectives

  • Discuss the characteristics of leukocytes, erythrocytes, and thrombocytes that are normally present in peripheral blood.
  • Compare and contrast the nuclear and cytoplasmic characteristics of each of the normal peripheral blood cells.
  • Evaluate the roles and functions of normal peripheral blood cells.
  • Identify images, based on knowledge obtained from this course, of the various types of normal peripheral blood cells.

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Course Outline

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  • Introduction to Peripheral Blood Cells
  • Glossary
  • Appearance of Granulocytes
    • Neutrophils
    • Eosinophils
      • Eosinophils
      • Difference Between Eosinophilic Granules and Neutrophilic Granules
      • The Nucleus of a Eosinophil
      • All of the following statements describe a mature eosinophil EXCEPT:
    • Basophils
      • Basophils
      • Basophil Granules and Chromatin Pattern
    • Name that Cell
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell that is indicated by the arrow:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
  • Function & Kinetics of Granulocytes
      • Primary Function of Neutrophils
      • Primary Function of Neutrophils, continued
      • Eosinophil Function and Lifespan
      • Basophil Function and Lifespan
      • Eosinophils are increased in all of the following conditions EXCEPT:
      • During phagocytosis the neutrophilic granules release digestive enzymes into the vacuole to kill or destroy the phagocytized particle.
      • Basophils' primary role involves:
  • Appearance of Mononuclear Cells
      • Mononuclear Cells: Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
    • Lymphocytes
      • Lymphocytes
      • Large Lymphocytes and Reactive Lymphocytes
      • The nucleus of a small lymphocyte is about the same size as a:
      • Which of the following cells is characterized by a thin rim of cytoplasm around the nucleus?
    • Monocytes
      • Monocyte Appearance
      • Differentiating Monocytes from Large Lymphocytes
      • Differentiating Monocytes from Large Lymphocytes: Table.
      • All of the following descriptions are characteristic of monocytes EXCEPT:
    • Name that Cell
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell that is indicated by the arrow:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
  •  Function and Kinetics of Mononuclear Cells
      • What is the Function of Lymphocytes?
      • Null Cells
      • Monocytic Function
      • T lymphocytes are larger and have more vacuoles than B lymphocytes.
      • Match the following cells with their corresponding characteristics:
      • Match the following cells with their corresponding characteristics:
      • Where is the main site of action for monocytes after diapedesis?
  • Appearance, Function and Kinetics of Platelets
      • Platelet Appearance
      • Platelet Clumps
      • Platelet Kinetics
      • Platelet Function
      • All of the following statements describe a method by which platelets aid coagulation EXCEPT:
  • Appearance, Function and Kinetics of Erythrocytes
  • Name that Cell Review
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
      • Identify the nucleated blood cell:
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic

Intended Audience: Clinical Laboratory Science Students, and medical technologists and technicians seeking review or continuing education. It is also appropriate for medical students who are first encountering peripheral blood morphology.

Course Description: This course covers the basics of normal peripheral blood cell morphology, including appearance, kinetics, and function of red blood cells, leukocytes, and platelets. It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of the principles of cell morphology, and of preparation and staining of a Wright's stained peripheral blood smear.

About the Course: This course is part of a series of courses adapted for the web by MediaLab, under license from Education Materials for Health Professionals, Inc. Dayton OH, 45420. Copyright EMHP.
 
Reviewer: Leah Coppolino, MPH, CLS(NCA), MT(ASCP) is the Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University. 

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07 Band Neutrophil(1).JPG


403 51.jpg


edit_eosinophil disrupted


lymph


table 1 baso


basophil image 3 content page 9


403 78(1).jpg


Platelet clumps