CBC 101 - RD279-60

CBC 101

Blood Count Basics

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, RN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
RD279-60
(4.2 / 286 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Though sometimes underused, the results of a complete blood count (CBC) can provide important information to the healthcare professional. Understanding the components of the blood test and the factors that influence each level will help thshee provider in determining if anemia is present and in identifying the type of anemia — iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia, or folic acid deficiency anemia. Knowledge of specific components of the CBC — hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscle volume, mean corpuscle hemoglobin, and mean corpuscle hemoglobin concentration— are necessary to identify the type of anemia present. Knowledge of the variations in CBC results and their causes will help the provider identify which additional labs, if ordered, could provide a clearer picture of the medical issues in his or her patient. This self-study module will illuminate each component of the CBC and the rationale for interpreting the results.

Objectives:

The goal of this blood count basics continuing education program is to enhance nurses’, dietitians’, dietary managers’, and respiratory therapists’ understanding of information provided in a standard complete blood count (CBC). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define each standard component of a CBC
  • Categorize three common anemias based on findings of the CBC
  • Describe three relationships between the components of a CBC
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians and respiratory therapists.
 
Dietitians: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.This course is a Level 3 course. Learning Codes: 2090, 2100, 3000, 5000 and performance indicator 4.1.1. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/23/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/23/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/23/2020

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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Kevin G - Teaneck, NJ  ·  Sep 27, 2019
In depth and informative.
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Jeeyoon C - fairview, NJ  ·  Jul 29, 2019
Very helpful in analyzing CBC results
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REBECCA A - BARRINGTON, RI  ·  Jul 06, 2019
This course was well presented.
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Leslie S - PERRYSBURG, OH  ·  Apr 30, 2019
Very informative. Will use with clients.
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Stephanie U - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Apr 17, 2019
I found the material to be written in a way that was engaging and easy to understand.
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Price: $20.00
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