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Digital Seminar

Advanced Pediatric Lab and X-ray Interpretation

Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN
2 Hours 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 13, 2023
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Making an accurate diagnosis when caring for an ill child is always a challenge! We use labs and x-rays when needed...but don’t want to put the child through unnecessary bloodwork or procedures.  So, how do we know when diagnostics are needed...and what should be ordered?  Maria will go through a systematic approach to pediatric flags, when to order, and evaluating. She will also present the most common labs we use in pediatrics, using a systematic approach. This course is a must for all pediatric clinicians! 


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email 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.

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Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN's Profile

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Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, APN, has over 26 years of nursing experience and treats critically ill patients as a nurse practitioner at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) in Chicago. She came into this role from primary care where she diagnosed and treated kids at the beginning stages of their illness. Throughout her career in pediatrics, Maria has been able to expand her love of teaching, sharing her expertise with an experienced healthcare audience across the country and through clinical instruction with both graduate and undergraduate nursing students.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Maria Broadstreet has an employment relationship with Lurie Children’s Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Maria Broadstreet is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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  2. Identify the common indications that we obtain X-rays in children.
  3. Discuss the indications and interpretation of the CBC w/differential.
  4. Discuss the newborn screening process and common conditions tested in most states.
  5. State the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis and discuss confirmatory lab testing.
  6. List common allergens in children and approach to allergy testing in primary care.


Why do we obtain X-rays?
  • Limitations/indications
  • Anatomy considerations
Systemic approach to interpretation
  • Evaluating landmarks/views
  • Inspiration vs Expiration
  • Normal anatomy
  • Red flags
Understanding Pediatric Lab values
  • Most common labs ordered
  • What is normal?
  • How interpretation is different than adults
  • Normal values
Pediatric Labs by System
  • CBC w/ differential
  • Newborn screening
  • Endocrine panels
  • Hematology
  • Cystic fibrosis/sweat testing Kidney
  • Liver enzymes
  • Lipid profile
  • Allergy panels

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • NPs
  • APRNs
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians


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