Journey of the Full Blood Count (FBC)

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Beginner level

Beginner

Duration

Approximately 1 hour to complete

online

100% online

Self-paced

Self-paced

Language

English

About the course:

This course is intended for ST3 haematology trainees and junior basic medical scientists, however the module is equally valuable for all junior doctors, physician assistants, nurses and pharmacists to gather a basic understanding of the full blood count (FBC) and how to interpret it. The emphasis of the module will be on the journey of the FBC from the patient to the lab to the clinician.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline best practice in taking blood
  • List the main technologies used in the automated blood counter
  • Identify blood count printout/scatterplots from automated blood counter
  • Outline laboratory quality assurance principles
  • Identify the clinical value of the indices from the full blood count
  • Identify abnormal blood indices that require urgent action
  • Outline lab errors contributing to abnormal blood indices

About the authors:

Rui Leite

Rui Leite

Specialist Biomedical Scientist, Laboratory Haematology | Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Lubna Ghani

Lubna Ghani

Health Education England Medical Education Fellow and Haematology Trainee

Deepti Radia

Deepti Radia

Consultant Haematologist and Postgraduate Lead for Education

Deepti has been in her Haematology Consultant post at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2002. She is also Deputy Head of School of Pathology (London and South East).

She is passionate about ensuring postgraduate medical education is delivered to the highest standards possible to enable the development of capable and competent professionals in a constantly changing NHS service.

Special thanks: Health Education England (HEE), London School of Pathology, King's Health Partners and Viapath who supported the development of this module.

Course design:

Paul Gillary

Paul Gillary

Learning Technologist | King's Health Partners

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