Complete Blood Count
The goal of this course is to educate the nurse regarding the cells that are routinely enumerated and detected in blood and body fluids. The complete blood count (CBC) offers much information to the clinician. Most nurses know the basic laboratory results that are part of the CBC, such as the white blood cell count, the hemoglobin, and the hematocrit, but the CBC offers so much more information. Understanding the CBC results increases the nurse’s knowledge regarding the implications of the possible presence of diseases due to an abnormal CBC test result. This knowledge aids and assists nurses planning and providing care to clients.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:BC022718
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the basic cells in blood and body fluids
  • Interpret the results of the CBC
  • Identify the normal ranges of the various parameters of the CBC
  • Describe the different types of leukocytes
  • Describe basic steps in the maturation of the blood cells
  • Identify a diagnosis associated with an abnormal CBC.


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