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Digital Seminar

Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care


Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 05, 2017
Product Code:
POS074530
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: 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

After this interactive seminar, you will 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 Sean G. Smith, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, as he 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
    • Encephalopathy

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.

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). 

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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


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Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 04/05/2020.


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Florida Nurses

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Iowa Nurses

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Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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 Related seminars and products: 14

RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, Didactic/ Clinical Educator, Clinician, Author.

Critical-Care Professionals International


Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Aero-Medical Transport (military and civilian). 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. 

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: the book Laboratory Tests Made Easy with Mikel Rothenberg (PESI, 2014), a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the Resuscitation Crisis Manual (Leeuwin Press, 2018).  Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems, including Yale and Mayo.  He routinely lectures at national/international healthcare conferences, has completed 50+ medical missions, and provides 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.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals.

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Overall:     4.4

Total Reviews: 81

Comments

Teri W

"wonderful course"

Veronica g

"Mr. Smith is very knowledgeable. Very insightful with correlating lab values with physiology."

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