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Beyond the Basics of the Basic Metabolic Panel: Understanding Life-Threatening Electrolyte Levels

1 Hour 10 Minutes
Feb 16, 2017
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You will learn to look beyond the numbers and see that the “Basic” Metabolic Panel (BMP) is anything BUT basic! Your patients’ levels may not be where you think they are, or “normal” may represent anything but homeostasis. Understand important implications for renal health and a proactive approach to patient management. You will also advance your skills in electrolyte interpretation and gain the confidence you need to manage the next life-threatening emergency.


  • Components of the BMP
  • Renal Failure & Lab Clues
  • GFR
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Nephrosis
  • Rhabdo
  • Hemodialysis
  • Life-Threatening Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Hypo and Hypernatremia
  • Hypo and Hypercalcemia
  • Hypo and Hypermagnesemia


  1. Communicate the classification of renal insufficiency and failure.
  2. Analyze pre-renal, intrinsic renal, and post-obstructive causes of renal failure using lab findings and other tests.
  3. Connect expected changes to the EKG with life-threatening potassium levels.
  4. Connect Chvostek’s sign and Trousseau sign and the relationship to electrolyte status.



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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC's Profile

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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Target Audience

Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Other Healthcare Professionals.



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