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Digital Seminar

2-Day Advanced Lab Interpretation: Making Sense of Critical Patient Clues

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP
Approx. 12 Hours
Nov 29, 2022
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Imagine yourself making a catch on a lab finding that could save your patient from a potential crisis.

We all want to be able to sort through the lab results and feel confident that we aren’t missing something. Especially if that detail might be something that could have really significant patient implications.

You’ve learned tips and tricks through your own healthcare career when it comes to interpreting a patient’s lab results. Now you have an opportunity to learn from Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP. She has accumulated a wealth of knowledge through her more than 25 years working in intensive care, critical care, and flight nursing roles.

During this incredible 2-day event, Cyndi will share her expertise, to take your critical thinking abilities to a new level! A few highlights that your colleagues have expressed appreciation for from this training:

  • Finally make sense of the CBC’s differential
  • Toxicology findings: What does and doesn’t show up
  • Life threatening electrolytes – and immediate interventions
  • Must know clues from the liver function panel
  • ABG analysis made quick and easy with one simple tool!
  • Rapid interpretation of a STEMI’s location using a handy mnemonic
  • Interpret the thyroid panel to know the patient’s problem

Purchase today! You will join all the other grateful past attendees!


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP's Profile

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Clinical Review

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP, practices at Mayo Clinic in MN as an ICU nurse. Through her 25 years of clinical practice, she has drawn expertise from a variety of intensive care/critical care roles. Her insights have been sought in legal cases for the past 12 years. Cyndi has been a requested presenter, speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cynthia Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants and has employment relationships with Science 37 and Mayo Mankato. She receives a speaking honorarium, book, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cynthia Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Manage ABG findings using a simple and quick tool.
  2. Determine what it means when a patient has a “shift to the left” on the differential.
  3. Appraise how medications can alter the CBC and differential.
  4. Analyze urinalysis results, based upon current guidelines, to decide on treatment.
  5. Evaluate lab results to help identify liver dysfunction problems.
  6. Distinguish renal labs for both chronic and acute kidney injury.
  7. Determine patient implications based upon the clotting cascade.
  8. Evaluate the current Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle and associated guidelines.
  9. Distinguish the role of inflammation in the progression of disease processes and the labs that help us identify its presence.
  10. Analyze the Troponin Delta and its findings.
  11. Appraise the current goals for lipid panels and determine why they are important.
  12. Differentiate anemia types and causes by category.




  • Ferritin
  • Iron
  • Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)
  • Transferrin


Cholesterol panel/Triglycerides

Nutrition labs

  • Albumin/pre-albumin
  • Corrected calcium

Renal failure and life-threatening electrolytes

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic renal failure

Liver function test and ammonia levels

Inflammatory markers

  • CRP/ESR/Procalcitonin/ANA/Creatinine Kinase

Cardiac labs and EKG clues

  • Troponin I
  • Troponin delta
  • BNP/Pro-BNP

ABG analysis

Sepsis bundle and lab results

  • Cultures and sensitivities

Toxicology screening


Labs of pancreatitis

Lumbar punctures

  • Meningitis/Encephalitis

All those swabs! COVID, MRSA, RSV, Strep…

Type and screen/Cross match

Thyroid panels

Coag labs

  • PTT, PT/INR, 10A
  • D-dimer
  • DIC panel

Diabetic labs and crisis events

  • Hypoglycemia, DKA and HHS
  • Hgb A1c
  • Glucose tolerance test

Urine Labs – UA and beyond

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Dietitians


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