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Digital Seminar

Advanced Lab Interpretation: Master the Hidden Clues


Faculty:
Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
Duration:
6 Hours 41 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 18, 2021
Product Code:
POS078280
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The lab work you have been anxiously waiting for, comes back normal.  That wasn’t what you expected...  But now what?

You could just as easily be assigned to care for a patient with a change in blood gases, renal failure, liver functions, coagulation concerns, early sepsis or a diabetes crisis during your next shift.  Are you confident in your interpretation of the results?  What about those subtle lab shifts that might make you wonder what lies ahead for the patient?

The blood results may just be the tip of the iceberg.  A critical event could be on the horizon, if you don’t initiate the appropriate interventions.   This opportunity will elevate your lab analysis critical thinking to detect the hidden clues from the results and anticipate your patient’s presentation as the values deteriorate or improve. 

This video-based training from a nationally recognized critical care/emergency expert will provide you the advanced skills, proven strategies and understanding you need NOW.  This is one training that you will immediately put to use.  Day in and day out with the patients you care for!

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.5 contact hours. Expires: 01/18/2024.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.5 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.5 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.5 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 6.5 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.5 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.5 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.5 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.5 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study activity consists of 6.5 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 8.0 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.5 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Advanced. This activity will provide 6.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.5 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.5 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 01/18/2021. It was last reviewed on 06/13/2021 and is valid until 06/13/2024. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)'s Profile

Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) Related seminars and products

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Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate the results of coagulation studies (PT/INT and PTT).
  2. Plan patient interventions based upon complete blood count findings.
  3. Determine the clinical implications based upon the metabolic panels.
  4. Distinguish between life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, to detect causes and remedies.
  5. Prepare for renal function implications based upon BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  6. Analyze blood gases and pertinent clinical implications.
  7. Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.

Outline

Getting the Most Out of the CBC

  • Identify the cause of abnormal findings
  • The significance of LFTs
  • Left shift explained
  • Transfusions and unplanned complications

Beyond the “Basics” of the BMP

  • When “normal” doesn’t represent homeostasis
  • Important implications for patient management
  • Anticipate the EKG changes
  • When to watch and when to treat

Liver Labs and Coagulation Complications

  • CMP: Indications and implications
  • Master the clotting cascade
  • Recognize life-threatening complications
  • Current treatment strategies
  • The right lab test for the medication
  • Managing DIC

Cardiac Labs: Time is Muscle!

  • Integrate findings into the comprehensive cardiac assessment
  • Oxygenation, ventilation, acid-base status and more
  • Patient monitoring guidelines
  • Optimizing therapy

Prevent Endocrine Emergencies

  • Respond to critical lab findings
  • Prevent complications
  • The dangers of insulin replacement
  • Patient safety considerations

ABGs: Identify the Underlying Abnormality

  • New strategies for interpretation
  • Best treatments for acidosis and alkalosis
  • Compensatory efforts of the body

Prevent & Treat Infections

  • Early signs of sepsis and septic shock
  • Protocols: What works & what’s next
  • Lumbar puncture indications

Identify the cause of acute renal failure

  • Put the critical values together: Creatinine, BUN, GFR 
  • First line interventions 
     

Target Audience

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

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