Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia  - PT26

Lifeblood: Understanding Common Types of Anemia

by Anne Ahlman, MPT
(4.4 / 269 ratings )

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

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

Approval Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 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.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0901 from 07/18/11 to 07/18/12, 12S1142 for 07/19/12 to 07/19/13; 13S1590 for 07/20/13 to 07/20/14; 14S1244 for 07/21/14 to 07/21/15; 15S1522 for 06/08/15 to 06/08/16; 16S1775 for 06/09/16 to 06/09/17; )
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110717211 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CE120117208 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CE130019716 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021438 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024041 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27041 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-538470 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-538470 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3782 for 07/18/11 to 07/17/12, 4368 for 07/18/12 to 07/17/13; 5128 for 07/18/13 to 07/17/14; 5682 for 07/18/14 to 07/17/15; 6217 for 07/18/15 to 07/17/16; 2016-177 for 07/18/16 to 07/17/17; 2017-222 for 07/18/17 to 07/17/18)
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002356 for 07/02/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE004235 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007083 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010207 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18)
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 976-2010 for 07/18/11 to 01/31/12, 134-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 233-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-262 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18; 1801-208 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20)
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 05/26/11 to 05/26/15
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17; 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3847 for 07/01/11 to 07/01/12, 437-4349 for 07/01/12 to 07/01/13; 437-4954 for 07/01/13 to 07/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 7/27/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019


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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Anthony D - Byron, IL  ·  Sep 15, 2018
very informative and helpful with understanding what my patients may be going through/experiencing
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James S - Bristol, CT  ·  Sep 04, 2018
Excellent review of Anemia, although I had to read it over a few times. Because of the many types/causes, it does become hard to have it organized in a concise way, so at times it becomes hard to follow, but I think it was done as succinctly as possible.
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Linda O - Seattle, WA  ·  Jul 09, 2018
It relates clinical physical therapy symptoms to possible underlying medical issues.
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Andrew B - Oxford, MS  ·  May 02, 2018
great course. very informative
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LINDA A - TAMPA, FL  ·  Oct 11, 2017
This course increases knowledge of some common blood tests and the causes of anemia
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Price: $19.00
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