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In-Person Seminar

Demystifying X-Ray & Lab Findings: Are You Understanding the Clues?

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In-Person Seminars |  Cardiology |  Continuing Education |  Critical Care |  Emergency |  Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care |  Progressive Care/Stepdown
Cammy Christie, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CMC, CSC, PCCN
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
1-Day Event
Not Applicable
LCCC Clay Pathfinder Building - Cheyenne, Wyoming



Target Audience


Course Description

No matter what your area of expertise, no field in medicine spends enough time training you for radiographic or lab interpretation. Join us as we demystify the interpretation of both X-rays and 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. Join us and hone those critical thinking skills in this one-day program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the intricacies of the CBC differential.
  • Outline a three-part tool to facilitate the interpretation of ABGs.
  • List five quick assessment tools to identifiy chest X-ray abnormalities.
  • List abnormal lab findings, and their causes, that predict possible acute renal failure.
  • Calculate the corrected calcium indicating need for intervention.
  • Outline new lab findings that indicate high risk for severe sepsis.

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 6.5 


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the 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


Cammy Christie, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CMC, CSC, PCCN's Profile

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Cammy is an internationally known speaker with over 45 years of critical care experience. She has taught the CCRN® Exam Review as well as critical care updates with an emphasis on the critical thinking skills of the bedside practitioner. In addition to lecturing across the globe, Cammy is a reviewer for several revered nursing journals, has numerous publications in the area of critical care and continues to have an active practice as an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Florida, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery. As a critical care nurse practitioner, Cammy brings many clinical practice skills to her lectures as well providing clinical pearls for bedside care.

General Information

Tuition Includes

Program Handout, Electronic PowerPoint Slides and CE Certificate.

The Day Of

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.


LCCC Clay Pathfinder Building
ANB Bank Leadership Center 
1400 E. College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007


Complimentary parking lots.

Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

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MED-ED, Inc. A Leader in Nursing Continuing Education


How to Register

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LCCC Clay Pathfinder Building

1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007, United States


Day 1
Date/Time: Fri, Oct 27, 2023 - 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM (MDT)

Contact Hours: 6.5

Topics Covered

  • Why are Labs So Important?
    Findings and the Patient's Plan | Cost of Healthcare and Testing
  • CBC
    Changes to WBC Counts | RBCs—Anemias and Polycythemia | H & H | Platelets | Critical Values for the CBC | The Differential—Now We're Looking for Clues! | Shift to the Left, Shift to the Right | Example of Shift to the Left
  • Coag Labs
    The Coag Panel: APTT, PT, INR | The Clotting Cascade | Meds and the Coag Panel
  • DIC Panels, Including D-Dimer
    Understanding DIC | Reading the DIC Panel | Treating DIC | Case Study
  • Cardiac Labs and ECG Changes
    The Coronary Artery Tree | STEMI vs. NSTEMI | ECG Clues to Cardiac Muscles Ischemia and Infarct | Telling ACS from an Acute MI | Cardiac Panels | Troponin "Leaks"—Identifying Non-Cardiac Causes | Understanding the BNP | Case Study
  • ABGs
    Understanding Compensatory Mechanisms | Normal Ranges | Abnormal ABG Findings and Common Causes | Three-Step Tool for Making Interpretation Fast and Easy | Practice Reading ABGs
  • Labs of Sepsis
    SIRS, Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock and MODS | Identifying High Risk Populations | Lactate | Procalcitonin | Base Excess | WBCs and the "Shift" | Cultures and Sensitivities
  • X-Ray Interpretation
    Points of Normal Chest X-Ray | Clues on the Chest X-Ray for Pulmonary Reasons | Clues on the Chest XRay for Cardiac Reasons | Fractures and Healing | Other Points of Interest
  • The CMP = BMP + LFTs
    Understanding the Liver | Liver Function Tests | What are Abnormal Findings Telling Us? | Breaking the Total Bilirubin Down | Common Liver Failure Complications