Hemoglobin Screening: Data Collection, Assessment and Implications - 2017

There are four sections in this course:

  • Section 1: State Policy – Collection Schedule
  • Section 2: Collection Technique/Universal Precautions
  • Section 3: Hemoglobin Reference Ranges and Related Health Conditions
  • Section 4: Critical Thinking Application of Hematological Data Collection and Assessment

There are review questions at the end of each section. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these sections. There is a post-test at the end of the course. 

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. 

Intended Audience

WIC personnel and other health care providers participating in hematological data collection and assessment

Learning Objectives:

Section 1: State Policy – Collection Schedule

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Identify differences in screening schedule for women, infants, and children
  • Describe situations when it is appropriate to skip the blood test

Section 2: Collection Technique/Universal Precautions

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate puncture sites for blood collection in all populations
  • Describe collection procedure including appropriate use of personal protective equipment

Section 3: Hemoglobin Reference Ranges and Related Health Conditions

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Identify low and high hemoglobin (hb) and hematocrit (hct)values in women, infants, and children
  • Identify appropriate referral criteria for abnormal blood values
  • Describe nutritional factors that affect hemoglobin (hb) levelsM/li>
  • Describe behavioral/lifestyle factors that affect hemoglobin (hb) levels

Section 4: Critical Thinking Application of Hematological Data Collection and Assessment

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Provide examples of additional assessment questions
  • Describe situations where lifestyle and nutritional factors can affect hemoglobin (hb) levels

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills

  • 1A5. Selects valid and reliable data
  • 1A6. Selects comparable data (e.g., data being age-adjusted to the same year, data variables across datasets having similar definitions)
  • 1A9. Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A7. Describes implications of policies, programs, and services

CEUs Offered

This course has been approved for .24 nursing CEUs by Iowa Board of nursing Provider #94. The course has also been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 2.0 CPEUs (Level 2).

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

2 hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Maria Scott MPH, Nor Hashida Abd-Hamid M.Ed Ph.D, Brenda Dobson MS RD LD, Dawn Gentsch MPH CHES, Judy Goddard RN BS CIC, Janice O’Donnell RN RD, Maria Scott MPH

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

February 20, 2013