Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia - OT26

Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia

by Anne Ahlman, MPT
OT26
(4.3 / 78 ratings )

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

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Summary:

As he waited to be taken down to the gym for his occupational therapy session the day after his knee replacement, Joe reached for a cup of ice water and rattled it, selecting a few ice cubes to chew on. He was frustrated by his poor endurance and couldn’t remember when he had last felt so tired — all he seemed to do was lie around! The last time Joe tried to get out of bed independently, his head swam, his calves cramped, and he nearly fell. Joe felt irritated that after a lifetime of being “the strong one,” he now felt as weak as a kitten, and he seemed to have trouble concentrating when his therapist was trying to assess his performance in various occupations. Joe sighed wearily as his physician approached and was surprised when she told him that the mystery was solved.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to help occupational 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: 10/31/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/31/2011
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2014

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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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alan m - lake city, PA  ·  Mar 17, 2014
need more info on practical application to OT treatment need better job of proof reading reading the test
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Cristen E - Southaven, MS  ·  Dec 17, 2013
I feel like this will help me in my profession. I really enjoyed reading about anemia.
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