First steps in the clinic - Blood smears: What eyes can see but your analyser can't

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About the course

Speaker: Peter Graham BVMS PhD CertVR DipECVCP MRCVS

Fees: BSAVA Member £100 Inc VAT
Non Member £150 Inc VAT

During this course we will deconstruct the haematology report providing an explanation and understanding of that long list of acronyms so that the relevance to patient management becomes clear. We will ensure that you are comfortable examining blood smears and recognising clinically relevant features that enhance your understanding of your cases but which haematology analysers can’t identify for you. By providing some insight into the technology behind haematology analysis, delegates will be able to confidently recognise when results should be suspected or relied upon. This fully interactive afternoon will utilise laboratory results and smears from real cases.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the contents of a haematology lab report
  • Recognise common artefacts in haematology lab results
  • Recognise the pattern of smear findings in common haematological conditions
  • Recognise limitations and when there is requirement for support from specialists

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