After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of common hematologic diseases
  • Choose the most appropriate hematologic tests for a given patient
  • Order hematologic tests with confidence
  • Interpret common hematologic results
  • Recognize that certain pathologies are more prevalent in different cultures or groups and choose the appropriate hematologic lab values that would be most relevant for early diagnosis
Chapter 1

Analyzing blood samples

Count on this chapter to master blood analysis. Learn the differential diagnoses based on data from complete blood count studies and the diagnostic utility of bone marrow studies.
3 Lessons (12m 35s)
Chapter 3

Deciphering abnormalities on a pathology report

Pathologists frequently mention various poikilocytes and red cell inclusions when reporting on peripheral smears. What do they mean and how do you deal with them? Find out here.
3 Lessons (8m 15s)
Chapter 4

Diagnosing benign white blood cell (WBC) and platelet disorders

In this chapter, we’ll teach you the common differential diagnoses and how to order appropriate additional tests.
5 Lessons (19m 51s)
Chapter 6

Coagulation and assessment of hemostasis

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to order and interpret tests to assess hemostasis and platelet function, interpret a thromboelastograph, and explain the coagulation pathway.
5 Lessons (16m 43s)
Chapter 8

Managing coagulation disorders

The plot thickens as we cover special coagulation disorders. In this chapter, you’ll learn to assess for heparin induced thrombocytopenia, hemophilia, and von Willebrand disease.
5 Lessons (18m 03s)
Chapter 9

Managing thrombophilia

Learn to order appropriate tests to search for the cause of thrombophilia. You will also learn how to monitor the clinical effects of common antiplatelets and anticoagulants.
4 Lessons (14m 28s)
Chapter 10

Managing bleeding in coagulopathic patients

Got a coagulopathic patient with an episode of bleeding? In this chapter, you’ll learn to order the right tests, blood components, and medication to manage them effectively.
5 Lessons (10m 14s)