Synopses & Reviews
Immunohematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians covers the principles of component transfusion; hazards of transfusion; blood group systems with emphasis on ABO and Rh systems; and methods for immunohematologic testing. It is written for laboratory science students and professionals. Each chapter provides detailed technical information interspersed with interactive and critical thinking activities to enhance the learning process. Material within the text begins with basic concepts in the early chapters and moves to application of this material in later chapters.
The author presents an attractive approach to immunohematology for medical laboratory technician students. The content is presented in an appropriate and well-organized format for the technician-level reader. The laboratory procedures can easily be adapted to the technical component of most medical laboratory courses. The recurring special features throughout the text facilitate the learning experience by incorporating an interactive approach that allows students the opportunity to reflect upon their learning in an integrated manner. The text will complement any classroom or clinical-based learning experience.
IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS is a text appropriate for all levels of laboratory science programs. Each chapter is structured to provide detailed technical information interspersed with critical thinking activities, web activities, case studies, sample procedures, and review questions. Students will have the opportunity to complement readings with activities that match his/her learning style. Basic concepts are covered in the early chapters and application in later chapters. Concepts of Immunohematology are comprehensively prepared, along with some review of appropriate support topics, such as immunology, components of blood, and anticoagulants. Clinical applications and problem solving are incorporated in the text as appropriate.
About the Author
Sheryl Whitlock obtained her BSMT from University of Delaware, followed by Clinical Rotation at University of Iowa, and then an MA from Beaver College in Glenside, PA. Additional education includes a master of arts in education from Arcadia University. Whitlock's career began with the Medical Technology Program Faculty at Rolling Hill Hospital in Elkins Park, PA. She then transferred to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA, where she worked as a Faculty Member of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Sheryl returned to the University of Delaware in 1998, this time assuming the position of Laboratory Coordinator of Student Health Services. Sheryl has more than 30 years of work experience in all areas of laboratory medicine and as an educator for both clinical laboratory science and clinical laboratory technology programs.
Table of Contents
Unit I: Introduction to Immunohematology. Chapter 1: Basic Immunology. Chapter 2: Reagents and Methods used for Immunohematology Testing. Chapter 3:Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the Blood Bank (NOTE: This will be an overview, components of Quality Control and Quality Assurance will be incorporated into the text, as appropriate). Unit 2: Blood Group Systems. Chapter 4: Genetics and Inheritance of Blood Group System Antigens. Chapter 5: ABO and H Blood Group Systems. Chapter 6: Rh Blood Group System. Chapter 7: Other Blood Group Systems. Unit 3: Patient Pre-Transfusion Testing. Chapter 8: Antibody Screening and Antibody Identification. Chapter 9: Compatibility Testing. Unit 4: Blood Components and Their Administration. Chapter 10: Donor Criteria and Blood Collection. Chapter 11: Processing Blood Components. Chapter 12: Adverse Reactions to Transfusion. Unit 5: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Miscellaneous Conditions Requiring Transfusion Therapy. Chapter 13: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.