The CBC is one of the most sensitive means of determining deviation from health in the patient as well as characterizing severity of abnormalities in the clinically obvious sick patient. This presentation will be a focused discussion about the basic complete blood count (CBC) including what is included in the CBC as well as when and why a CBC should be performed. The CBC provides information about the red blood cells (erythrogram), white blood cells (leukogram) and platelets (thrombogram). The individual components of each cell compartment will be detailed to assure complete understanding, which is essential to maximize the value of the CBC. The presentation will include discussion of the data from the hematology analyzer, graphic presentations from the hematology analyzers and the blood film microscopic evaluation; clinical case material will be used to demonstrate how to integrate the information from each.
Approved for 2 hours of California Statutory CE credits
Continuing Education Events
The Veterinary Medical Board is currently auditing RVTs for CE. RVTs have had their licenses suspended due to lack of the 20 required hours every 2 years. Make sure that you complete 20 hours of CE prior to renewing your license. 16 of the hours must be approved and interactive, while 4 hours may be passive, like reading journals or viewing videos. Newly licensed RVTs are exempt from the requirement for their first renewal.