Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia  - PT26

Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia

by Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
(4.5 / 326 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Anemia affects more than one-third of the world’s population. Although not a disease in its own right, anemia is a condition that may be a sign of a deeper underlying problem. Presence of anemia indicates there is an inadequate number of healthy red blood cells and/or an abnormally low amount of hemoglobin in the body; this can interfere with a patient’s strength, endurance, and well-being. Physical and occupational therapy professionals 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 and occupational therapy professionals identify the etiology, presentation, consequences, and interventions associated with the most common types of anemia. After reading this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the main causes of anemia
  • Discuss different types of anemia
  • Interpret the laboratory values associated with at least two types of anemia
  • List at least three medical interventions for persons with anemia
  • Describe ways that anemia can affect participation in therapy

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 16S1775 for 06/09/16 to 06/09/17; )
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-538470 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-208 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20)
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/26/11 to 05/26/15
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 7/18/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2022


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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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MICHELLE S - shillington, PA  ·  May 11, 2020
not enough clinically relevant infomation. Far too much focus on definitions
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Kalynn R - Plano, TX  ·  Jan 27, 2020
lots of good information
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Michael C - Downey, CA  ·  Dec 10, 2019
Good overview of anemia
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Wendy H - Chandler, TX  ·  Oct 06, 2019
good information for the HH therapist
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Brian W - Manchester, CT  ·  Aug 20, 2019
Great source of information
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Price: $19.00
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