Making Clinically Significant Calls – A Visual Tour of Red Blood Cells
Self-Study 147 – Basic to Intermediate Level
Contact Hours (Points): 12
Written by Lynn B. Maedel MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSHCM and Dolores S. Childs MT(ASCP)
Published 2009. Updated and Reformatted 2013.
The images of this great teaching tool are divided into major red blood cell morphology groups in the main menu; but are also randomly accessible via the various sub menus. Comprehensive descriptions of each image are found by clicking on that image. “Don’t Be Fooled” buttons reveal images of similar appearing cells or morphological changes that can often confuse cell identification. The self-assessment exercise and the post-course exam questions are also included on the CD.
This program has tremendous potential by supplementing the hematology component of various laboratory education curricula as well as serving as a refresher course for practicing laboratory practitioners. It is so much more than abnormal red cell morphology, it includes clinical correlations! Hematology instructors, this is another “must have”. Heme supervisors, an excellent tool for competency assessment! Perfect for students, too.
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Please Note: This online course is NOT downloadable; and is accessible using the following: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and later (If you have problems while using IE 11, please try using Firefox, instead.) / Firefox 3.0 and later / Apple iPad 3.2 and later / Safari 3.0 and later / Google Android 1.6 and later / Google Chrome 5.0 and later.
Here’s what satisfied customers say~
“I love using these CDs in the hematology curriculum because they walk the students through visual interpretation of RBCs and WBCs without any effort on my part! The CDs are user-friendly and interactive with text boxes that pop up for each image. This keeps the student from falling asleep at the wheel. I also like that the information and images are organized similarly to their hematology textbook. This makes it easy to assign sections of the CDs for the students to review on a weekly basis such that their visual learning follows their textbook learning.
In addition, the students have begun spontaneously using the CDs to review key immature WBCs during their second rotation in hematology. The students are often fearful of performing abnormal differentials, especially on patients with leukemia. After they review the CD, they feel more confident. They spend less time being “freaked out” and more time practicing abnormal differentials from the slide box.”
~Jenney Mead, Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science, Pueblo, Colorado
“The Red Cell Visual Tour is both an excellent review/update for working techs, and a great way for students to learn red cell morphology along with disease associations. It has just the right amount of reinforcement and review, and the images are the best Ive seen in any program.” ~Margaret A. Reinhart
“All I can say is that your RBC and WBC programs are the best I have seen.”
~Kathy Waller, The Ohio State University
“I am very impressed with the Visual Tour of Red Blood Cells and the Visual Tour of White Blood Cells. The Software is easy to use and the images are excellent. The best feature is when you click on an image and a pop-up window appears with a statement about the specific cells and disorder present. Students and practicing laboratorians gain much more from this type of atlas than a static text with only one or two examples.”
~John Landis, University of Cincinnati