Demystifying Lab Values from Head to Toe with Cyndi Zarbano – Cyndi Zarbano
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The lab work you have been patiently waiting for comes back as “normal”… yet you know something just isn’t right!
What do you do now?
Look beyond the numbers and finally understand what the values mean. Master lab interpretation with this cutting–edge online video course that provides in–depth knowledge of the full spectrum of lab tests used today. You’ll gain a true integrative understanding of this key area of nursing, to proactively plan the course of care and optimize your patient outcomes.
This inclusive online course is broken into six advanced sessions to give you step–by–step instruction on lab tests including why they were ordered, the pathophysiology behind abnormal values, and an understanding of what types of symptoms your patient will show as the values either deteriorate or improve.
Here’s what you’ll cover in this intensive online course:
Getting the Most Out of the Complete Blood Count
So much more than just the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, the CBC provides a complete picture of all blood formed elements. In this session, you will learn about the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of a variety of conditions. Go beyond the numbers and finally understanding what is causing the abnormal findings.
Beyond the Basics of the Basic Metabolic Panel: Understanding Life–Threatening Electrolyte Levels
You will learn to look beyond the numbers and see that the “Basic” Metabolic Panel (BMP) is anything BUT basic! Your patients’ levels may not be where you think they are, or “normal” may represent anything but homeostasis. Understand important implications for renal health and a proactive approach to patient management. You will also advance your skills in electrolyte interpretation and gain the confidence you need to manage the next life–threatening emergency.
Liver and Labs in Detail Along with Coagulation Complications
Finally master the clotting cascade and be prepared to recognize the changes that indicate a potentially life–threatening complication. In this session, you will also learn about common markers for hepatic dysfunction as well as the etiology and treatment strategies. Outpatient or Inpatient, Acute or Chronic, Hepatic disorders are common to every practice environment and this course provides you with the tools needed to succeed.
Must Know Cardiac and Respiratory Lab Tests
CKMB? BNP? Troponins? Learn what they all mean and understand why we order them and how they integrate into a comprehensive cardiac assessment. Understand the wherefores and whys of cardiac workup…Time is Muscle! Examine oxygenation, ventilation, acid–base status and more. No matter the setting you work in you will benefit from gaining understanding through application to case studies. Both Inpatient and Outpatient applications will be addressed along with patient monitoring, and practice guidelines for optimizing therapy.
Everything Endocrine: Responding Appropriately to Critical Lab Findings
Therefore, no matter what specialty, healthcare providers need to be ready for diabetic emergencies. Prevention, and rapid recognition and appropriate treatment can be life–saving. Understanding what causes diabetic emergencies can be key to prevention of complications. Insulin is a lifesaving hormone, but is one of the most confusing yet dangerous medications especially in our hospitalized patient. Insulin is a powerful tool if used correctly and healthcare providers armed with knowledge can make a big difference. This session will provide essential tools for patient safety, even if diabetes is not your specialty.
Preventing and Treating Infection: Sepsis and Microbiology Lab Tests
You will learn to correctly diagnose a broad spectrum of possible infectious agents through a review of systems, sources of infection, diseases, and treatments. Through understanding of both common and uncommon, yet still vital, diagnoses you will improve your treatment level through this important course.
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