Master Diagnostician Series: Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient
An expansive diagnostic and educational tool for managing anemia
“Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.” – Sir William Osler M.D.
Great clinicians like Osler knew the importance of a thorough history and physical. To be a master diagnostician, one also needs to know how to accurately distinguish the intricacies of differential diagnoses. The MD series aims at doing just that. And, with this tool, learning at the bedside just became easier.
The first release of the Master Diagnostician Series, “Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient,” is a complex and comprehensive educational tool for differentiating the many causes of anemia. It is a convenient, point-of-care reference that includes an algorithm to help rapidly discriminate between many diseases and conditions, seen through the eyes of a hematologist. Perfect for any practicing medical student, resident, NP, PA, or attending who wishes to improve their clinical acumen.
-Allows the user to approach anemia, one of the most common hospital diagnoses, through the point-of-view of a hematologist
-Efficient interface improves learning at the bedside and saves time on rounds
-Effectively start the anemia workup before a hematology consult
- Algorithm delineating over 35 causes of anemia
- Index, both alphabetical and by red cell morphology
- Reticulocyte Production Index (RPI) Calculator
- Unique RPI Estimate for rapid use of the algorithm
- Descriptions of corresponding peripheral blood smears
- Clinical pearls regarding workup and treatment of the many diagnoses
-Examples of typical patients encountered
-More complete and comprehensive descriptions