A 35-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1, who is 30 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to your ICU with pre-eclampsia. Her blood pressure is 160/100 mmHg treated with hydralazine and metoprolol prior to her admission.
A 65 year old male with a past history of ischaemic heart disease is admitted to the ICU after a motorcycle crash having sustained long bone fractures of the lower limbs. He has no head, chest or abdominal injuries.
Haematology.. Material presented demonstrated pancytopaenia secondary to bone marrow suppression. Subsequent questions included use of haematological tests to assess anaemia (including MCV and haemolysis screen).