This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on hematology presents a brief overview of the anatomical structures of the hematologic system and their functions, including stem cells, red blood cells, platelets, coagulation factors, plasma, and immunoglobulin. Course content includes components of the blood and their functions, normal and abnormal hematologic conditions, and several laboratory procedures and guidelines related to obtaining and processing blood and normal/abnormal level identification.
This content is supported by 6 additional anatomy and physiology courses for NMT/RT: Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Neurology, Pulmonary, and Renal.
NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit in the same biennium.
Mary Barnett, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI
Mary Barnett received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1991 and is a Registered Nurse Practitioner. During her professional training, she was awarded the National Dean's List Certificate of Merit, and is currently listed in the "2006 Who's Who of Executives and Professionals." She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the Infusion Nursing Society.
After three years serving as Chemotherapy Nurse Manager in Little Rock, AR, she came to Florida Hospital, Orlando where she serves both as a staff RN in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and as an Oncology Education Specialist. Courses she has taught include ALPN and Med-Surg Review.
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.>
P. Gage Gwyn, Ph.D., APRN-BC, CNS, OCN, FCN
Gage Gwyn earned her doctoral degree in nursing from Barry University and her masters in nursing degree from Duke University with both clinical nurse specialist and adult nurse practitioner certificates. She is board certified both as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and an Oncology Certified Nurse by the Oncology Nursing Credentialing Center. Gage's background includes working as a clinical nurse specialist for the Oncology Division at Florida Hospital (medical, surgical, and bone marrow transplant units) as well as a Nurse Practitioner for several large private hematology and oncology practices in central Florida. She has been faculty at Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) and achieved rank of full Professor, and is educated as a Faith Community Nurse.
Currently she serves as an Adult Oncology Nurse Practitioner with the NeuroOncology Center caring for brain and spine tumor patients, and as the Lead Nurse Planner for echelon in the continuing education division at ADU since 2010. She has spoken extensively on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally and is published in several journals and is an EPEC/ELNEC trainer (Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care/End of Life Nursing Education). She is an active member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society, having served on the Board as Nominating Chair, Secretary and as two-time Past President of the chapter. She is a recipient of the 2008 Jefferson Award from the LLS Central and North Florida Chapter and is recipient of the 2007-2008 Faculty Merit Award for Professional Service from ADU. She received the 2016 Patient Experience Top Performer award which recognizes FL Hospital Medical Group Advanced Practitioners.<
This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.
To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity the participant must:
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