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A68 Blood results for beginners

Course summary

This interactive course is a basic introduction to blood results, looking at clinical definitions and starting to introduce diseases to abnormal results.

Who should attend?

Practice nurses
Substance misuse nurses
Learning disability nurses
Those needing a basic introduction to blood results

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


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

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Aims / objectives

  • Understand basic clinical definitions of common blood tests
  • Start to think about which test to request and why
  • Interpret results

Course programme

  • What is a reference range?
  • What is a full blood count (FBC), U&Es and LFT?
  • Which test do I request for diabetes and why?
  • Blood tests for long term disease management
  • Blood tests for substance misuse

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