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Digital Seminar

Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano, SN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 30, 2016
Product Code:
POS073075
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


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.

 

Credits


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

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Faculty

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

Cyndi Zarbano, SN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP Related seminars and products

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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP, has been a nurse for more than 30 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) since 2008. She has acted as nurse consultant in a variety of cases for both defense and plaintiff, as well as fulfilled the role as a testifying expert in a multitude of cases. Her area of clinical expertise ha been in various adult intensive care settings or other critical care roles including rapid response and flight nursing. She currently works for Mayo in MN as an intensive care nurse.

Cyndi has been a national seminar and symposium speaker for 15 years. During her presentations she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal and nursing experiences, and the interjection of humor to keep learning fun. Cyndi is veteran of the US Navy having served ten years and leaving service as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). She has a variety of products she presents for PESI Healthcare including Mastering Lab Interpretation, All Things Cardiac, Critical Care Bootcamp (essentials and mastery), Pharmacology for the Bedside Nurse, Heart and Lung Sounds, Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN), Progressive Care Certification (PCCN), Med Surg Certification Course, ABCD’s of the Cardiac Medicine Cabinet, All Things Pulmonary, and Renal Emergencies.

 

 

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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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.

Target Audience

Nurses and Physician Assistants

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 6

Comments

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"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!"

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