CACMLE Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine Courses

225.1-Online: Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn, 2nd Edition


Contact Hours (Points): 3

The goal of this course is to enable laboratory personnel to learn/review this aspect of Transfusion Medicine. Knowledge of this subject, Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (HDFN), is critical to the proper care and treatment for both mother and infant. This topic is often confusing, even to the attending physicians, and it may require input from the laboratorian to evaluate the critical care of these patients.

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Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn, 2nd Edition

Self-Study 225.1 – Basic to Intermediate Level

Contact Hours (Points): 3

Significant revision by F. Bernadette West, MD

Revised 2015. Published 2011.

Originally written and published in 2003 as course 110 by Inga Danville, MT(ASCP)SBB.

Upon completion of this self-study course on HDFN, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the etiology and pathogenesis of HDFN.
  2. Differentiate between ABO, Rh, and “Other” causes of HDFN.
  3. List the difference in prenatal testing requirements for routine patients vs Rh negative pregnant females.
  4. Outline the testing and titers required for “High Risk” pregnancies.
  5. Discuss amniocentesis in High Risk OB and explain when this results in intrauterine transfusions (IUT).
  6. Relate the Liley graph to #5 above.
  7. List the postpartum testing required for mother and infant.
  8. Describe the principle of Rh Immune Globulin (RhIG).
  9. Differentiate and identify which patients are candidates for RhIG.
  10. Describe how to perform the fetal screen test, when it should be done and what a positive test means.
  11. Explain how to use results from the Kleihauer-Betke (K-B) test to determine RhIG dosage and perform calculations.
  12. List what blood components should be prepared based on test findings in each case.
  13. Outline requirements for IUT components.
  14. Describe how to prepare blood for exchange transfusion.
  15. Predict outcome of future pregnancy based on current findings in high risk OB paternal phenotype.

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