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Over the last year, your clinical decision-making skills have been put to the test unlike ever before. Every day is a constant cycle of questions, like:

“What will these lab results look like in the morning?”

“When should I mechanically ventilate?”

“My patient isn’t responding to this treatment plan—what do I do next?”

You need straight-forward strategies to recognize a patient’s change in blood gases, renal failure, liver functions, coagulation concerns, early sepsis, or diabetes crisis…

… but you don’t have the time (or the energy) to sit through multiple trainings to learn the most up-to-date techniques and best practices.

This new clinical interpretation course will elevate your lab analysis critical thinking skills in one convenient training you can return to again and again, so you’re always two steps ahead of a deteriorating patient.  

Get the tools and strategies on the full spectrum of lab tests. Learn to ask the right questions, piece together lab data with presenting symptoms, discern pathophysiology behind abnormal values and anticipate what types of symptoms your patient will present.

Register now to get this life-saving information you’ll use every day in any setting. Plus, earn up to 15.75 CE Hours—including 2.0 ANCC-approved pharmacology CE hours.

The Best Clinical Interpretation CE Training for All Providers in Any Setting or Department!

A $589.97 Value
Today just $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 15.75 CE Hours, including 2.0 ANCC-approved pharmacology CE hours.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Enhance your interpretation skills—including ABG, CBC, BMP, and more—with this self-paced video training, so you can identify patient problems and make quicker, more accurate changes in your plan of care as soon as your next shift!

Nationally recognized critical care and emergency expert Sean Smith, CCRN, CEN, teaches you how to stop re-acting to every test and blood draw, and helps you create a better plan of care as a proactive provider.

Learn from his decades of in-the-field experience, plus memorable case studies, and…

  • Get easy-to-use tools to expertly identify patient problems early, and the superior critical thinking skills to accurately determine the clinical implications of a treatment plan.
  • Walk away with proactive ways to manage complex mechanical ventilation patients with multiple comorbidities and avoid Ventilator Induced Lung Injury.
  • Gain the clinical insights and confidence to answer the question “If I’m seeing this in my patient now… what can I expect to see two or three days down the road if I’m not careful?” 

Identifying the problem is just half the battle – now it’s time to make your plan of care.

When a patient is already on multiple medications, you need to know which meds will improve their outcome and which ones could make matters worse.

Through real-life scenarios, Legal Nurse Consultant Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, will help you develop the necessary skills to predict high-risk med error scenarios so you can avoid them entirely. You will:

  • Learn trusted strategies to solve medication dosage calculations.
  • Evaluate the barriers to and benefits of reporting adverse drug events (ADEs).
  • Analyze actual medication errors to avoid the pitfalls in your own practice.

Plus, you’ll earn up to 2.0 ANCC-approved pharmacology CE hours.

This care-changing training has worked for your colleagues, let it work for you!

"I really appreciate that Sean Smith has not only the textbook and scientific knowledge but extensive experience and is able to seamlessly integrate the two to provide real world situations and solutions."

"Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant was very interesting! So glad she talked about omission & commission. Relating the facts to her experiences will help me retain the information."

"Great topic, very useful & up-to-date info. Also, very convenient, being able to view from home, at my convenience."

"Sean Smith was totally awesome!! He was very knowledgeable and made the material fascinating."

"A very good seminar! I like the way Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant presented it, she gave good information."

"Sean Smith was an excellent instructor. His techniques make learning fun!"

Clinical Interpretation Course
Strategies for Advanced Lab Analysis, Blood Gases & Mechanical Ventilation

A $589.97 Value
Today just $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Course Outline
Advanced Lab Interpretation: Master the Hidden Clues with Sean G. Smith, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
Click here for information about Sean G. Smith

Getting the Most Out of the CBC

  • Identify the cause of abnormal findings
  • The significance of LFTs
  • Left shift explained
  • Transfusions and unplanned complications

Beyond the “Basics” of the BMP

  • When “normal” doesn’t represent homeostasis
  • Important implications for patient management
  • Anticipate the EKG changes
  • When to watch and when to treat

Liver Labs and Coagulation Complications

  • CMP: Indications and implications
  • Master the clotting cascade
  • Recognize life-threatening complications
  • Current treatment strategies
  • The right lab test for the medication
  • Managing DIC

Cardiac Labs: Time is Muscle!

  • Integrate findings into the comprehensive cardiac assessment
  • Oxygenation, ventilation, acid-base status and more
  • Patient monitoring guidelines
  • Optimizing therapy

Prevent Endocrine Emergencies

  • Respond to critical lab findings
  • Prevent complications
  • The dangers of insulin replacement
  • Patient safety considerations

ABGs: Identify the Underlying Abnormality

  • New strategies for interpretation
  • Best treatments for acidosis and alkalosis
  • Compensatory efforts of the body

Prevent & Treat Infections

  • Early signs of sepsis and septic shock
  • Protocols: What works & what’s next
  • Lumbar puncture indications

Identify the cause of acute renal failure

  • Put the critical values together: Creatinine, BUN, GFR 
  • First line interventions 
A $219.99 value… Get unlimited, on-demand access when you sign up today. Click here for course objectives and outline.

Interpret Blood Gasses, Manage Mechanical Ventilation & Master the Mechanical Implications - Like Never Before! with Sean G. Smith, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
Click here for information about Sean G. Smith


  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Metabolic alkalosis


  • NonInvasive (CPAP, “BiPAP”)
  • Invasive 
  • Volume control ventilation - made easy!
  • Patient variables 
  • Resistance, compliance, asthma, COPD, etc.
  • Machine settings/Parameters 
  • Tidal volume
  • Respiratory rate
  • Inspiratory-expiratory time/pressure
  • PEEP
  • FiO2
  • Alarm Settings/ Trouble Shooting 
  • Peak inspiratory pressure
  • Plateau pressure
  • DOPE


  • Lung Protective Ventilation
  • Common comorbidities (Renal Insufficiency, Diabetes, etc.)
  • pH homeostasis
  • Electrolyte homeostasis

Case Studies

  • Opioid overdose
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetic Keto Acidosis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Appropriate hypovolemic resuscitation
A $149.99 value… Sign up now for instant, lifetime access. Click here for course objectives and outline.
FREE Bonus Training
Medication Error Prevention Training: 30+ Best Practices to Minimize the Risk of Making a Life-Threatening Mistake with Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K

Insights from a Legal Nurse Consultant

  • What the current data says…will amaze you!
  • Consequences of unsafe practice
    • Patient injury or death
    • Loss of trust
    • Corrective action – Understanding what that means
    • Suspended license
    • Loss of license
    • Litigation
  • Types of Medication Errors
    • Commission
    • Omission
Med Error Contributors: Identify Safety Precautions for YOUR Practice
  • Ineffective communication
  • Experience level – Beginner vs. expert
  • Interruptions and distractions
  • Shift length, patient acuity, and workload
  • Systems errors: Lack of safety nets
  • Similar drug names
  • Failure to follow policies or guidelines
    • Taking short cuts
    • Ordering: Electronic, written, verbal
    • Order processing: Pharmacy review
    • Beyond the 8 Rights of Medication Administration
  • Review actual cases of medication errors: What went wrong?
Drug Calculation Errors: A Deadly Mistake!
  • Common errors and how to avoid them
    • Mathematical calculations
    • Metric vs. imperial systems
    • Units of measure and conversions
  • Tools and policies to avoid making math errors
  • The tragic and deadly stories…
Identify the Greatest Risk Potential for Errors
  • High risk medications – Insulins, opioids, anticoagulants, etc.
  • Drip titration
  • Predict high risk patients for adverse reactions
  • Must-know insights on reversal agents
Reporting ADEs
  • Barriers to reporting
  • Internal reporting system
    • Just Culture
    • Professional accountability
    • Incident reports – learning from past experiences
Minimize the Risk of Making a Life-Threatening Mistake: Individual and Systems Approaches
  • Time management tools
  • Think critically
  • Facility safety nets
  • Electronic tools
  • Use the safety tools available
    • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
  • Be a STAR! An easy philosophy to guide your safe medication administration practice
A $219.99 value… Yours FREE FOR LIFE when you register now. Click here for course objectives and outline.
The Best Clinical Interpretation CE Training for Nurse Practitioners!

A $589.97 Value
Today just $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 15.75 CE Hours, including 2.0 ANCC-approved pharmacology CE hours.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

This training may be right for you if you are a nurse, nurse practitioners clinical nurse specialist, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or a dietitian.

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the results of coagulation studies (PT/INT and PTT).
  • Plan patient interventions based upon complete blood count findings.
  • Determine the clinical implications based upon the metabolic panels.
  • Distinguish between life-threatening electrolyte imbalances to detect causes and remedies.
  • Prepare for renal function implications based upon BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  • Analyze blood gas findings to alterations in respiratory physiology.
  • Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.
  • Apply evidence to avoid Ventilator Induced Lung Injury from mechanical ventilation to correct altered homeostasis.
  • Plan for proactive management of the complex mechanical ventilation patient with multiple comorbidities. 

With over 16 hours of online video training, insightful commentary, case studies and examples, you will take away powerful new clinical strategies to immediately apply in your own practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours! But, if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Yes! Once you register for this course the materials, including bonus content, are yours to keep and access forever.

The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation and get instant access to all course materials designed to help you effectively integrate these solutions into your practice and your life. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet. Choose video or audio-only versions of online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on elevating their clinical interpretation skills and staying two steps ahead of a deteriorating patient.

You'll get lifetime access to private, members-only forums which provide valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 15.75 CE hours! Click here for Credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
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Register without risk! If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 800-844-8260.

We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

Clinical Interpretation Course:
Strategies for Advanced Lab Analysis, Blood Gases & Mechanical Ventilation

A $589.97 Value
Today just $299.99 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 15.75 CE Hours, including 2.0 ANCC-approved pharmacology CE hours.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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