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124299 - How to Treat quiz: Abnormalities in the full blood count

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Determining when to refer a patient with a full blood count abnormality can be difficult. Transient, mild, isolated abnormalities are common and mostly benign, whereas chronic, progressive, severe abnormalities or those associated with abnormalities in more than one cell lineage can point to an underlying haematological disease requiring investigation and treatment. 
Furthermore, encouraging dialogue between GPs and specialists enables rapid diagnosis of potentially life-threatening situations while also preventing unnecessary referrals. The latter not only alleviates the demand on haematology clinics, but may also prevent significant anxiety in the patient waiting for their appointment. 

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe the investigation of abnormalities that may be detected on full blood count.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify the red flags requiring urgent referral in patients with an abnormal FBC.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the referral criteria for patients with an abnormal full blood count.
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    Title
    124299 - How to Treat quiz: Abnormalities in the full blood count
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    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    20-Apr-2018
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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