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IH92 An introduction to blood results in clinical practice for HCAs

Course summary

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


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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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

Course programme

  • 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.

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