About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Anemia chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Red and white blood cells, platelets; Rh factors||Functions and components of blood; Rh negative, Rh positive, compatibility and erythroblastosis fetalis|
|Tuesday||Anemia causes and classifications||Causes and basic types of anemia; pernicious and aplastic; classification of anemia based on the hemoglobin makeup and size of red blood cells|
|Wednesday||Symptoms and types of hemolytic anemia||Signs, types and treatments of hemolytic anemia, intravascular vs. extravascular signs, hereditary vs. acquired causes, blood transfusions and hemolysis|
|Thursday||Immune hemolytic anemia and sickle cell anemia||Causes, signs and treatments for immune hemolytic anemia; anemia types, including drug-induced, autoimmune and alloimmune; treatments, signs and locations of sickle cell anemia|
|Friday||Thalassemia and hereditary spherocytosis||Treatments and two symptom types of thalassemia; Howell-Jolly Bodies, causes and symptoms of hereditary spherocytosis|
1. Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets
Blood is a connective tissue vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, we will explore the three functions of blood by delving into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets - the three individual components that make up blood as a whole.
2. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis
Rh factor is a red blood cell antigen found in most people. Those with Rh factor are Rh positive, while those without are Rh negative. In this lesson you will learn about Rh blood compatibility and its importance during pregnancy.
3. Anemia: Types and Causes
Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
4. Anemia: Classification of Different Types
Anemia is associated with a decrease in red blood cells, or hemoglobin concentration. Ways of classifying anemia depend on the size and hemoglobin content of the red blood cells (morphological) or the mechanism (pathophysiological).
5. Types of Hemolytic Anemia
Hemolytic anemia is anemia that results from the destruction of red blood cells. It can be inherited or acquired. Learn about hereditary conditions that cause hemolytic anemia as well as the types of acquired hemolytic anemias.
6. Hemolytic Anemia: Signs and Treatment
In hemolytic anemia, red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be replaced. Typical signs of anemia may be present as well as jaundice and upper abdominal pain. Treatment may include corticosteroids, surgery or a blood transfusion.
7. Immune Hemolytic Anemia: Causes & Treatment Options
Immune hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that results due to the destruction of red blood cells by the body's immune system. Learn about the different types (Autoimmune, Alloimmune and Drug-Induced), what causes them and how they are treated.
8. Sickle Cell Anemia: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited anemia in which red blood cells are sickle-shaped due to an abnormality in their hemoglobin. Learn who is at risk of this disorder, why symptoms such as pain and fatigue occur and how the condition is treated.
9. Thalassemia: Causes, Types, and Treatments
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder associated with an abnormal production of hemoglobin. It results in symptoms of anemia and exists as two main types: alpha and beta. Learn about the different types of thalassemia and how they are treated.
10. Hereditary Spherocytosis: Causes and Symptoms
Hereditary spherocytosis is an inherited type of hemolytic anemia in which the red blood cells take on a spherical shape. Learn about the cause and symptoms associated with hereditary spherocytosis.
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