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Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care
Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care

Where:   WHITE PLAINS, NY

When:  Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:
Health care professionals are expected to accurately interpret lab values and take the appropriate action. However, many of us recognize that our understanding of lab values is limited and their interpretation is complex. We may be comfortable with the CBC and BMP, but it is easy to be overwhelmed by the array of lab values seen in the acute and chronic setting.

Join Cyndi Zarbano as she demystifies both the common and less frequently seen lab values. Utilizing a case-based approach, she will explore a large variety of labs, why they are ordered, and what the results tell us about our patients. By understanding the clues that these values give us, we can utilize critical thinking to plan our course of action and ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Recognize what clinical clues the components of a complete metabolic panel add to the basic metabolic panel.
  2. Analyze arterial blood gases and discuss when venous or mixed blood gases are utilized.
  3. Describe what arterial blood gases are telling us about our patients' statuses.
  4. Interpret cultures, lactate and base excess in the septic patient.
  5. Identify the difference between a calcium level and an ionized calcium level.
  6. Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.
  7. Predict renal function based on BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  8. List the components of a cardiac panel utilized in a suspected acute myocardial infarction.
  9. Explain what cardiac enzyme findings tell us.
  10. Recognize life threatening electrolyte imbalances.
  11. Identify when a urinalysis is positive for a urinary tract infection.

CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Cyndi Zarbano is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is a published author with a variety of books including Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide and the Med-Surg Pocket Guide. Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars.

Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi's teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano has an employment relationship with Fairview South. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.



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