"On Site Registration" is now in Progress

You're invited to attend this new addition to Dr. Blount's "Practical Seminars" Series. This seminar offers "17 CE Hours" and features practical principles of Hematology, from basic to advanced, that you can put to use in your clinic starting immediately.

"Practical Hematology" is an interactive lecture with short dry labs, which will explore exactly how to play a vital role in successful diagnosis and treatment of problems in Hematology. This seminar will cover the following and more:

  • Unraveling anemia -- starting with a manual reticulocyte count, which can be easily done in your practice if you don't have access to same day lab results. Automated counts are rarely reliable. We'll makes sense of all those RBC Indices that might seem like Greek to you.

  • Bone marrow collection (video and slide show demo) and slide preparation (dry lab) techniques. If you can place an IM pin, you can get bone marrow -- it is much easier than you think... the secret is in preparing the slides.

  • Increasing treatment success and long term survival of IMHA (immune mediated hemolytic anemia) and ITP (immune mediated thrombocytopenia) patients. Did you know that most IMHA patients present for GI upset, often prior to developing anemia?

  • Working up and treating the patients with unexplained bleeding, bruising, or petechiae. Included is a handy dandy diagnostic chart for interpreting coag tests and bleeding times.

  • Working up and treating the patient with splenomegaly - it's not always hemangiosarcoma. When is aspirating the spleen safe, and when is it risky?

  • Blood Typing. Bring blood samples (EDTA blood) from your canine and feline blood donors to have them blood typed (dry lab). Do you know which blood types are acceptable for donor cats and dogs?

  • Affordable Plasma. Learn to harvest your own plasma in your clinic, to have at the ready for treatment of parvovirus, pancreatitis, etc.

  • Transfusion medicine in dogs and cats - how much, how often, and how fast?

  • Performing the major cross-match (dry lab) in your clinic, with a kit.

  • Using central intravenous lines in general practice. Did you know you can draw blood samples out of them multiple times daily with no patient restraint?

How do Attendees rate Dr. Blount's Seminars...

After each of Dr. Blount's Seminars, attendees are asked to anonymously complete a survey by answering questions with scores from 0 to 10. Below are some of the questions and the current 3 year score average:

  • How would you rate the Seminar overall? 9.4
  • How "practical" was the seminar information you learned? 9.6
  • Was the seminar knowledge a good value for your attendance fee? 9.4
  • Was the information conveyed in a easy-to-understand manner? 9.8
  • Would you recommend this seminar to your colleagues? 9.8

Comments from Attendees of this seminar:
  • "Very helpful! Spurring me to do more cytologies!"

  • "I ALWAYS enjoy your seminars!"

  • "Thank you for a wonderful seminar. Dr. Blount is an excellent lecturer. She provides the information in an engaging manner."

Approved for 17 Veterinary Continuing Education Hours in Texas by
East Texas Veterinary Medical Association,
Dr. James M. Morton, President

on behalf of the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

(Note: Other states may be added on request with sufficient notice)

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