Blood Smear Interpretation – finding clues to diagnose disease (for Nurses)
Ever wished you knew what you were looking at on a blood smear, and what it meant? This webinar will help you to uncover important clues on blood smears that identify diseases processes and then integrate those findings with clinical and haematology data to diagnose and monitor disease. The webinar will include tips on preparing good quality smears, identification of key morphologic abnormalities and their mechanisms, and how we can use our blood smear findings to identify haematology analyser errors that might send us on the wrong diagnostic path.
This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
Recording from 6 May 2021
Dr Natalie Courtman - BVSc MVS MANZCVs Dip ACVP GCUT. Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Natalie is a graduate from the University of Sydney and spent nine years in small animal practices in Australia and the UK before embarking on her pathology career. Her passion for continuing professional development led to a masters in Veterinary Clinical Studies from Murdoch University and memberships of the ANZCVS in small animal medicine and pathology, and she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in clinical pathology in 2012. She is now Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the University of Melbourne. Her primary areas of interest are in haematology, cytology and oncology.