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Conquering Lab Interpretation


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Average Rating:
   4.7
Category:
Continuing Education |  Other |  On-Demand eLearning
Speaker:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
375 Minutes
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.

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Overview

Target Audience

RN, CNS, CRNA, LPN/LVN, NP, RT, EMT/Paramedic, Tech, PA


Program Description
No matter what your area of expertise, no field in medicine spends enough time training you for lab interpretation. Join us as we conquer the interpretation of lab findings to help you gain the clues you need to provide better care to your patients. What we understand, we can then use to set up the plan of the day, to progress the patient towards good outcomes and to predict the next step in the treatment goal. Data collection and understanding are important steps in the development of critical thinking. Hone critical thinking skills through humor and detailed case studies.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:

  1. Understand the intricacies of the differential on the complete blood count (CBC).
  2. Classify the three categories that the 400 different types of anemia fall into.
  3. Recognize the clues the basic metabolic panel (BMP) gives to acute renal failure and how the cause will drive how we treat decreased urine output.
  4. Interpret lab and ECG changes commonly seen with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) versus a myocardial infarction.
  5. Learn a simple three-part tool to make interpretation of arterial blood gases (ABGs) fast and easy.
  6. Recognize how systemic inflammation can trigger the progression of illness and how the labs become tools in staving off that process and treating septic shock.
  7. Understand the relationship among the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and thyroid function.
  8. Identify effective interventions in electrolyte imbalances.
  9. Differentiate between diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hypoglycemic state (HHS) and how the treatment varies.
  10. Identify which part of the coagulation panel relates to the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways on the clotting cascade.
  11. Classify findings on the disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) panel.
  12. Differentiate expected findings in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) as they relate to meningitis (bacterial and viral) and viral encephalopathy.
  13. Learn the conversion of hemoglobin A1c to mean blood sugar.

 

Institutional Options

 

On-Demand eLearning

We offer discounted group rates for Institutional use. Our most popular option is our unlimited option (unlimited licenses for up to five hospital sites). View Pricing or Request Information

 

Live Webinar

Our newest delivery option. Schedule this course as a Live Webinar utilizing Zoom technology. Get the benefits of a live interactive approach but with the savings and convenience of Distance Learning. Request Information

 

Live Seminar

You can bring this seminar to your hospital. We offer two options, OnSite and Host Site seminars. Choose the option that fits your needs best. Learn More or Request Information

 


Contact Hours


ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider

 

Contact Hours: 6.75 

 

MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.



Course Materials

Speaker

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 1

MSN, RN, CCRN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP


Cyndi completed her nursing education in the U.S. Navy and rose to be a lieutenant commander (0-4). She holds a BS in psychology with a minor in sociology. After obtaining her legal nurse certification, she opened her business, Clinical Review: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Earlier she had worked as a security counselor with mentally ill and dangerous inmates of the Minnesota Security Hospital where she returned in the role of lead psychiatric nurse. Cyndi is in a graduate family nurse practitioner program at Minnesota State University. Currently she divides her professional time at two Level 3 trauma centers in the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital, working in their intensive care units. Cyndi loves teaching and has spoken nationally on various nursing topics.


What's Included

​​On-Demand eLearning

  • 1 Year Unlimited Access
  • 6.75 ANCC Approved Contact Hours
  • Online Administered Pre-Test & Post-Test
  • PDF Study Guide and PowerPoints
  • 78 Practice Questions with Rationales (Located in Study Guide)
  • Speaker/Participant Communication via Email
  • Free Course Updates During an Active License
  • Unlimited Tech Support​

Institutional Options

 

On-Demand eLearning

We offer discounted group rates for Institutional use. Our most popular option is our unlimited option (unlimited licenses for up to five hospital sites). View Pricing or Request Information

 

Live Webinar

Our newest delivery option. Schedule this course as a Live Webinar utilizing Zoom technology. Get the benefits of a live interactive approach but with the savings and convenience of Distance Learning. Request Information

 

Live Seminar

You can bring this seminar to your hospital. We offer two options, OnSite and Host Site seminars. Choose the option that fits your needs best. Learn More or Request Information

 

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