Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia - OT26

Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia

by Anne Ahlman, MPT
(4.3 / 98 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
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Although not a disease in its own right, anemia is a commonly experienced symptom of a deeper underlying problem that can interfere with a patient’s strength, endurance and well-being. Anemia affects more than one-third of the world’s population, and is present when there is an inadequate number of healthy red blood cells and/or an abnormally low amount of hemoglobin in the body. Physical therapists must understand the different types of anemia and how they may affect a patient’s ability to participate successfully in rehabilitative care and to achieve and maintain functional independence.


The goal of this anemia continuing education program is to help physical therapists identify the etiology, presentation, consequences and interventions associated with commonly found types of anemia. After reading this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the etiology of anemia, and discuss the different types
  • Explain typical laboratory blood work findings associated with commonly found types of anemia
  • List medical treatments typically associated with anemia
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention


Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/27/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/27/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Jennifer P - austin, TX  ·  Jul 04, 2018
informative and helpful
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Satish P - Azusa, CA  ·  Oct 05, 2016
After taking this course I am pretty much able to list medical treatments typically associated with anemia.
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Chris R - Chesapeake, VA  ·  Sep 13, 2016
It gave a good overview of types of anemia.
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Barbara P - Chardon, OH  ·  Mar 31, 2015
Good explanation of anemia and underlying causes.
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Susan V - lafayette, IN  ·  Nov 19, 2014
Great information! A good reminder as to yet another reason why, we as O.T s, need to ask questions about our Clients' dietary habits, medications and life style choices. Thank-you for the quick review of symptoms that should alert us to the possibility of anemia, especially in our elderly and other at risk clients.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50