CBC 101 - RD279-60

CBC 101

Blood Count Basics

by Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
RD279-60
(4.2 / 157 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 3 course. Learning Codes: 2090, 2100, 3000, 3005, 3060, 5000, 5090, 5100, 5280.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

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. OnCourse Learning 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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Theresa S - Treasure Island, FL  ·  Jul 09, 2017
Too dry. Would be better as a webinar. Reading should be less complicated; too in-depth for a 1 ce course.
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Amber S - Seattle, WA  ·  May 25, 2017
Barely helped in increasing CBC understanding. Not confident in information retention and application as a clinical registered dietitian.
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ELEANOR J S - MARION, OH  ·  May 24, 2017
THIS WAS A LITTLE HARDER FOR ME TO DECIFER ANSWERS BUT FINALLY GOT THROUGH IT.
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Miranda R - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 12, 2017
It was very informative, but a lot of similar-sounding words/information. More charts/tables or any kind of graphic would be helpful to better explain and differentiate the concepts so they are more memorable.
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Eileen S - Mineral Point, WI  ·  Feb 07, 2017
Hard but very educational!
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