A&P and RBCs (1 CEU)
1. Name the functions of the blood.
2. Sescribe the anatomical structures of the hematologic system and their functions, including the bone marrow, liver, and spleen.
3. Identify the cellular components of the hematological system and their functions, including stem cells, red blood cells, platelets, coagulation factors, plasma, and immunoglobulins.
4. List the factors included in the clinical and laboratory assessment of the patient with hematologic disorders and their physical findings.
5. Describe the physiology of red blood cells and explain the disorders of RBCs.
6. Identify the factors included in the clinical assessment with the patient who has anemia and explain red blood cells indices found in anemic patients.
7. Describe the pathophysiology, laboratory findings, and patient management of iron-deficiency anemia.
8. Describe the pathophysiology, laboratory findings, and patient management of sickle cell anemia.
White Blood Cells (1.5 CEU)
1. Identify the different types of white blood cells (WBCs) and the role they play in the body's immune system.
2. Differentiate between humoral and cell-mediated immunity.
3. Describe the physical findings.
4. List the factors included in the clinical assessment of the patient with an immune reaction.
5. Identify the etiology, pathophysiology, and care issues with neutropenia and leukocytosis.
Maintaining Hemostasis & Immune Function (1.5 CEU)
1. Understand that blood has multiple structures and complex functions.
2. Understand the role of red blood cells is critical to patient health.
3. Understand that disorders of RBC can manifest as anemia or erythrocytosis.
4. Understan the role and number of white blood cells has critical impact on patient health.
5. Understand that disorders of WBC can manifest as neutropenia or leukocytosis.
6. Understand that an intact immune system is regulated by humoral and cell-mediated immunity and is critical for continued health.
7. Understand that there are several unhealthy states that arise from hematologic disorders. Each of these has specific signs, symptoms, and treatment.