Tech: Hematologic Emergencies (Part 1)
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What are the 2 general types of emergencies?
tx for anemia:TPW
- whole blood
What does anemia mean?
What does thrombocytopenia mean?
What are some causes of acute anemia?BTP
- bone marrow dz
What are some causes of bleeding?TP
What can cause platelet disorders?VLT
- von willebrands dz
- liver dz
Causes of IMHA:IDZT
- zinc toxicity-pennies
- tick borne dz
What drugs can cause IMHA?AVHN
What are some common causes of acute thrombocytopenia?TIDN
What toxin can cause acute thrombocytopenia?
What does IMT stand for?immune mediated disease
What are some important factors to evaluate with a bleeding patient?PCCCAB
- CBC with blood smear
- clotting tests
- chem panel
- agglutination test
- bone marrow aspirate
What are some common PE findings?TTPWE
- pale mm
- +/- evidence of primary dz
How do you estimate Hb from PCV?
1/3 of PCV
How do you estimate RBC count from PCV?
1/6 of PCV
MCV is cell size how do you calculate it?
PCV/RBC count x 10 (fl)
MCH is the Hg weight. How is it calculated?
Hb/RBC count x 10 (pg)
MCHC is Hb concentration. How is it calculated?
Hb/PCV x 100 (%)
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