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Lecture Overview

Blood cultures are an essential part of diagnosis in healthcare, and understanding how to improve your technique when collecting samples is vital to ensuring accurate results are returned from the pathology laboratory. Joanne Reading presents practical, easy-to-implement tips in this informative lecture that will immediately help you in your practice.


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Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!


58 Total Rating(s)
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Gonda van Baarsen
30 Aug 2019

great information , well explained

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Mae Xiong
19 Aug 2019

would have liked to have more content and overall review of other components tested for in a pathology tests- FBC, thrombim levels Ferritin levels.

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keiko tanaka
10 Aug 2019

Excellent lecture. Joanne explained about interpretting the white blood cell results very clearly with examples.

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Peta Langley
17 Jul 2019

This has been a very valuable session for my work. I will definately use what has been learned. It was easy to understand and very relevent.

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Lynette Forrest
29 May 2019

An easily understood overview/review of blood cellular components and their responses to various types of inflammatory response causes eg inflammation, infection, allergy.

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Kathryn dawson
29 May 2019

This presenter keeps things simple however explanations are very relevant in nursing terms. I enjoy watching her presentations and will continue to seek out specific presentations that she is involved in.

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Nicolaas Ploegsma
24 May 2019

Excellent video

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Clementine Cash
21 May 2019


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Ann Simpson
13 May 2019

Thorough and well presented lecture by an experienced practitioner. She has a way of explaining the pathology basics in a straight forward manner that is easy to understand.

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Luita Casey
07 May 2019

I found this information useful and it will assist me in my practice.

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Total Rating(s)  58
Published12 September 2017
Expires14 August 2020
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