Clinical Hematology: Theory and Procedures, 4th edition
Author: Turgeon, EdD, CLS(NCA)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Date Published: 2005
Pages: 570 pages
Cover Type: Hard Cover
Although Clinical Hematology: Theory and Procedures, 4th edition, is intended to fulfill the needs of clinical laboratory technologist students and faculty for undergraduate textbooks, seasoned medical technologists will find this book useful not only for review of hematology principles and procedures, but also for significant expansion of new knowledge as well.
This edition presents a tremendous amount of new knowledge related to leukocytes. The new WHO classification of leukemias, lymphomas, and myelodysplastic syndromes shifts the emphasis in diagnosis and prognosis of these malignancies to a molecular basis. Molecular genetics and technology have been established as essential knowledge and practices in hematology. You’ll find new information on peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation, cytokines and gene therapy, genetic and molecular aspects of acute leukemias, malignant lymphoid and plasma cell dyscrasias.
The section on Hemostasis and Coagulation has been expanded. New information relative to heparin-induced thrombocytopenias, Factor V (Leiden) and lupus anticoagulant has been added. Hematology instrumentation, particularly in laser-based systems, continues to expand, and this edition presents comparative information related to the latest equipment and clinical applications of the technology. The text includes a new expanded color insert which allows the reader to view and differentiate hematologic disorders.
Each Section meets the Florida 1-hour requirement in hematology.