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Critical Care Lab Values: Interpreting the Data
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Identify the hidden clues in both common and less frequently seen lab values. Gain critical thinking skills and proactively plan the course of care to optimize patient outcomes.

Objectives

  1. Analyze a CBC with Differential and discuss clinical applications.
  2. Interpret cardiac panel results in a suspected acute myocardial infarction.
  3. Analyze blood gases and pertinent clinical implications.
Outline
  • 3 Lab Focus
  • WBC's
  • CBC
  • H&H
  • Hemoglobin
  • Platelets
  • Hematocrit
  • White Blood Cells
    • Leukocyte Diagram
  • Myeloid WBC's
    • Neutrophils
    • Eosinophils
    • Basophils
  • Agranulocytes
    • Monocytes
    • B Lymphocytes
  • Anemia
    • Anemia by Blood Loss
    • Decreased RBC Production
    • Destruction of RBC's
  • HCT and Hgb
  • Leukopenia
  • Neutropenia
  • Platelets
  • Pathophysiology
  • Angina
  • Abnormal ABG's
    • Metabolic Acidosis
    • Metabolic Alkalosis
    • Respiratory Acidosis
    • Respiratory Alkalosis
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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC, has been a nurse for nearly 30 years specializing in intensive care. She earned her legal nurse consultant training through the Vickie Milazzo Institute in 2008 and has worked on nearly 250 cases for various boards of nursing. She has worked with attorneys on pre-corrective action and with nurses to meet consultation requirements to fulfill corrective action guidelines.

Additionally, Cyndi has worked as a legal nurse consultant responsible to analyze medical records, determine merit, assist with client interviews, attend medical appointments, locate testing experts, complete chronologies, review billing for accuracy, provide deposition/jury question development, and assist in court strategy development. Cyndi is a renowned national seminar speaker having spoken for numerous companies since 2008, including her own, Clinical Review Consultants. She works for Mayo Clinic in Minnesota continuing her passion for bedside nursing in critical care.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cynthia Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants and has an employment relationship with Mayo Mankato. She receives a speaking honorarium 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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