Body Fluid Effusions: Identifying Benign vs. Malignant Cells (by 4CEUINC)

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PLEASE NOTE: This course provides 1 hour in Hematology and 2 hours in Cytology

Learn to identify benign and malignant cells in pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal fluids.

The reader will be able to:

  • Describe the 3 types of effusions.
  • Identify the significance of WBCs in effusions.
  • Describe the gross appearance of serous fluids.
  • Discuss Mesothelial cells.
  • List the differences of benign vs malignant cellular features.
  • Identify benign and malignant cells found in effusions.

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    Continuing Education Credits

    P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification) (CEU Unlimited): 3 hour(s)
    Course number 511-023-17, approved through 6/30/2019
    Course number 20-599022, approved through 6/30/2019

    Objectives

    • Describe 3 types of effusions.
    • Identify the significance of WBCs in effusions.
    • Describe the gross appearance of serous fluids.
    • Discuss Mesothelial cells.
    • List the differences of benign vs malignant cellular features.
    • Identify benign and malignant found in effusions.

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    Course Outline

    • DOWNLOAD PDF FILES
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    • COURSE INTRO
        • Title Slide
        • Course Details
        • Author Information
        • Author Information
        • Course Objectives
    • EFFUSION TYPES
        • Effusion Types - Section Slide
        • Defining Effusions
        • How Effusions Occur
        • Defining Effusion Types
        • Subtypes of Effusions
        • Fluid Sources
        • Appearance and Significance
        • Causes of Effusions
        • Patient Observations
        • Knowledge Check - 1
        • Knowledge Check - 1 ANSWER
        • Knowledge Check - 2
        • Knowledge Check - 2 ANSWER
    • BODY FLUID WBC's
        • Body Fluid WBC's - Section Slide
        • Body Fluid Differential
        • Neutrophils
        • Small Lymphocytes
        • Eosinophils
        • Macrophages
        • Disease States & WBC's
        • Knowledge Check - 3
        • Knowledge Check - 3 ANSWER
        • Knowledge Check - 4
        • Knowledge Check - 4 ANSWER
    • MESOTHELIAL CELLS
        • Mesothelial Cells - Section Slide
        • Identifying Cells
        • Abscence of Cells
        • Identifying Benign Cells
        • Identifying Benign Cells
        • Benign Mesothelial Cells
        • Identifying Atypical Mesothelial Cells
        • Identifying Reactive Mesothelial Cells
        • Mesothelial Cell Windows
        • Malignant Mesothelial Cells & Mesothelioma
        • Malignant Mesothelial Cell Examples
        • Knowledge Check - 5
        • Knowledge Check - 5 ANSWER
    • BENIGN vs. MALIGNANT CELLULAR FEATURES
        • Benign vs. Malignant Cellular Features - Section Slide
        • Distinctive Cellular Features
        • Nuclear Differences
        • Nuclear Differences
        • Nuclear Texture
        • Nuclear Texture
        • Cytoplasmic Ratio
        • Cytoplasmic Ratio
        • Nucleoli Differences
        • Nucleoli Differences
        • Cytoplasmic Granules
        • Cytoplasmic Granules
        • Cytoplasmic Granules
        • Vacuoles
        • Vacuoles
        • Nuclear Molding
        • Nuclear Molding
        • Knowledge Check - 6
        • Knowledge Check - 6 ANSWER
        • Knowledge Check - 7
        • Knowledge Check - 7 ANSWER
    • IDENTIFYING BENIGN vs. MALIGNANT CELLS
        • Identifying Benign vs. Malignant Cells - Section Slide
        • Benign Mesotheial Cell
        • Benign Mesothelial Cell
        • Benign, Reactive Mesothelial Cells
        • Benign, Reactive Mesothelial Cells
        • Benign Cells
        • Benign Mesothelial Cells
        • Benign Mesothelial Cells
        • Malignant Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells
        • Malignant Adenocarcinoma
        • Pleural Effusion - Malignant Lymphoma
        • CSF - Malignant Lymphoid Cells
        • Lung Origin - Malignant Adenocarcinoma
        • Malignant, Metastatic Adenocarcinoma
        • Pleural Fluid - Malignant Lymphoma Cells
        • Pleural Fluid - Malignant Adenoma
        • Malignant Plasma Cell Leukemia
        • Other Cells
        • Benign Cellular Findings in Various Disease States
        • Malignant Cellular Findings in Mesothelioma & Adenocarcinoma
        • Benign vs. Malignant Decision Tree
        • Knowledge Check - 8
        • Knowledge Check - 8 ANSWER
        • Knowledge Check - 9
        • Knowledge Check - 9 ANSWER
        • Knowledge Check - 10
        • Knowledge Check - 10 ANSWER
    • CONCLUSION
        • References
        • Contact Us
        • Thank You
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