FP Essentials™

Hematologic Conditions

Edition #485 | October 2019

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  • Describe the causes, types, and severity of leukopenia.
  • Diagnose and manage patients with febrile neutropenia.
  • Distinguish between primary malignant and secondary physiologic causes of leukocytosis.
  • Recognize and manage potential risks for survivors of leukemia.
  • Screen adult survivors of pediatric leukemia for dyslipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension.
  • Summarize the primary health issues affecting patients with hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemias.
  • Provide appropriate vaccinations and prescribe prophylactic oral penicillin for children with sickle cell disease until age 5 years to prevent infections.
  • Evaluate patients with thrombocytopenia for common causes and know when to refer patients to a hematology subspecialist.
  • Recognize and manage dangerous causes of thrombocytopenia, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
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