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Digital Seminar

Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 30, 2016
Product Code:
POS073075
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Understanding the Differential: Including “Shift to the Left”
  • Identify Types of Acute Kidney Failure from the Labs
  • Life-Threatening Electrolyte Imbalances and Interventions
  • Master ABG Interpretation Using a Simple Tool
  • Systemic Inflammation of Sepsis: Lactate/Procalcitonin Levels
  • Reading Cultures and Sensitivities
  • The Clues to Liver Failure: Understanding LFTs
  • Lab and EKG Clues to Differentiate ACS and MI

Attend this interactive seminar and leave with true integrative understanding of lab results and patient outcomes. Be a CLINICIAN, not a TECHNICIAN . . . be PROactive, not REactive! Learn the hidden clinical clues of labs and empower yourself to change lives as a situationally aware patient advocate powerhouse!

Join Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, as she demystifies both the common and less frequently seen lab values. You will explore a large variety of labs, why they are ordered, and what the results tell us about your patients. By understanding the clues that these values give you, you can utilize critical thinking to proactively plan the course of care and optimize patient outcomes.

OUTLINE

Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP)

  • Glucose
  • Acid Base
  • Renal Function
  • Electrolytes
  • Life-threatening Electrolytes
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Sodium
    • Calcium

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: Indications and Implications

  • LFTs: Exploring the Liver
  • AST/ALT/ALP/Total Bilirubin/Proteins
  • Health Issues in Liver Failure
    • Jaundice
    • Ascites
    • Hepatic
    • Encephelopathy

CBC with Differential: Interpreting the Components

  • What Can Impact WBC and Neutrophil Findings
  • Anemias/Polycythemias
  • Understanding the Differential
  • The Left Shift Explained
  • Guidelines on Transfusing have Changed

Acute Renal Failure: Identify the Cause

  • Creatinine
  • BUN
  • BUN/CR ratios
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Urine Osmolality
  • FENA

Cardiac Labs: Ischemia vs. Myocardial Infarction

  • Cardiac Panels
  • EKG Clues Supporting the Findings
  • Distinguishing STEMI vs. NSTEMI
  • BNP
  • Pro-BNP

Coagulation/Thrombotic Risk Panels: Clues to Clotting

  • The Clotting Cascade
  • The Right Lab Test for the Medication
  • aPTT
  • PT
  • INR
  • D-dimer
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

Urinalysis: Does Your Patient Have a UTI?

  • Latest Guidelines
  • Culture

Blood Gases: Identifying the Underlying Abnormality

  • Three Types of Gases
  • Interpreting Arterial Blood Gases: It’s Easier Than You Think!
  • Venous Blood Gases
  • Mixed Venous Blood Gases

Labs and Sepsis: Taking a Team Approach

  • Cultures, Gram Stains and Sensitivities
  • Systematic Inflammation
  • Labs of Sepsis
    • Lactate Levels
    • Procalcitonin Levels
    • WBCs
    • Neutrophils

Lumbar Punctures / Cerebral Spinal Fluid

  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Viral Encephalitis

Understanding Thyroid Dysfunction

  • TSH
  • T4 Levels
  • T3 Uptake

Differentiating Hyperglycemic States

  • DKA
  • HHS (HHNK)
  • Treatment for Each

OBJECTIVES

  1. Evaluate the results of Coagulation Studies (PT/INT and PTT).
  2. Analyze a Complete Blood Count with Differential and discuss clinical applications (Anemias, Left Shifts, Infections, etc.).
  3. Recognize the clinical implications of metabolic panels.
  4. Distinguish between life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, as well as potential causes and remedies.
  5. Predict renal function based on BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  6. Interpret cardiac panel results in a suspected acute myocardial infarction.
  7. Analyze blood gases and pertinent clinical implications.
  8. Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.
  9. Recognize the key clinical indicators and implications for infection on a urinalysis.

 

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Credits


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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 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


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.1 contact hours. Expires: .


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


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 7.4 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.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 45

MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Clinical Review


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.

 


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses and Physician Assistants

Reviews

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Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 71

Comments

Kauaalohi A

"Excellent presentation. Very knowledgeable presenter. "

Kathleen B

"The handout was very detailed and helpful. Wonderful instructor."

Heather F

"I have taken many of the programs and Cyndi Z is the best!"

Gayle H

"Great presentation!"

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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