IH92 An introduction to blood results in clinical practice for HCAs
This course is for those with little knowledge of blood results, their meaning and interpretation. It will give you a basic understanding of the usefulness of blood results in practice and an explanation of what they mean.
Who should attend?
Health Care Support Workers
Aims / objectives
- Provide an overview of types of blood results which may be ordered by the doctor
- Be familiar with the processes involved in the collection of blood for analysis
- Have an understanding of a range of haematological and biochemical tests
- Identify normal blood result values
- Identify abnormal blood result values
- Gain an understanding of how to interpret blood result values
- Key facts in obtaining and storing blood samples
- The range of the full blood count, and haematological components
- The range of biochemical tests such as urea and electrolytes
- Liver function tests, rationale and key aspects of interpretation.