Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia - OT26

Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia

by Anne Ahlman, MPT
(4.3 / 103 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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
This course is intended for multiple professions, including occupational therapists and physical therapists.
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. 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

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Kathleen M - Pflugerville, TX  ·  Jul 21, 2019
Very helpful overview of the types and causes of anemia
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Edward M - Melrose, NY  ·  May 24, 2019
very informative. a bit dense to get through
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Angela U - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Feb 20, 2019
Interesting topic, very common so it's good to review
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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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Price: $19.00
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