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Mastering Lab Interpretation: Deciphering the Hidden Clues
Mastering Lab Interpretation: Deciphering the Hidden Clues

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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HILTON GARDEN INN FAIRFAX
3950 FAIR RIDGE DR
FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Phone:  703-385-7774
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The lab work you have been patiently waiting for comes back normal… yet you know something just isn't right! Do you know how to decipher the hidden clues and prepare for possible complications? Do you wish you had more confidence in your interpretation skills?

Look beyond the numbers and finally understand what the values mean. Master lab interpretation with this cutting-edge program that will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the full spectrum of lab tests used today. Learn the hidden clues of labs, understand why they are ordered, discern the pathophysiology behind abnormal values, and anticipate the types of symptoms your patient will show as the values deteriorate or improve. Sign up today and gain the confidence you need to manage the next patient emergency.
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  1. Evaluate results of Coagulation Studies (PT/INT and PTT).
  2. Analyze a Complete Blood Count with Differential and discuss clinical applications (Anemias, Left Shifts, Infections, etc.).
  3. Recognize the clinical implications of metabolic panels.
  4. Distinguish between life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, as well as potential causes and remedies.
  5. Predict renal function based on BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  6. Interpret cardiac panel results in a suspected acute myocardial infarction.
  7. Analyze blood gases and discuss clinical implications.
  8. Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.
  9. Recognize the key clinical indicators and implications for infection on a urinalysis.
  • Getting the Most Out of the CBC
    • Identifying the Cause of Abnormal Findings
    • Understanding the Significance of LFTs
    • The Left Shift Explained
    • Transfusions and Unplanned Complications
  • Beyond the "Basics" of the BMP
    • When "Normal" Doesn’t Represent Homeostasis
    • Important Implications for Patient Management
    • Anticipated EKG Changes
    • When to Watch and When to Treat
  • Liver Labs and Coagulation Complications
    • CMP: Indications and Implications
    • Master the Clotting Cascade
    • Recognizing Life-threatening Complications
    • Current Treatment Strategies
    • The Right Lab Test for the Medication
    • Managing DIC
  • Cardiac Labs: Time is Muscle!
    • Integrating Findings into the Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment
    • Oxygenation, Ventilation, Acid-Base Status and More
    • Patient Monitoring Guidelines
    • Optimizing Therapy
  • Preventing Endocrine Emergencies
    • Responding to Critical Lab Findings
    • Preventing Complications
    • The Dangers of Insulin Replacement
    • Patient Safety Considerations
  • ABGs: Identifying the Underlying Abnormality
    • Interpretation: It's Easier Than You Think!
    • Treatment Strategies for Acidosis and Alkalosis
    • Understanding the Body's Compensatory Efforts
  • Preventing & Treating Infections
    • Early Signs of Sepsis and Septic Shock
    • Protocols: What Works and What's Next
    • Lumbar Puncture Indications
  • Identifying the Cause of Acute Renal Failure
    • Critical Values: Creatinine, BUN, GFR
    • Putting It All Together
    • First Line Interventions
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

SEAN G. SMITH, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (ADULT), CCRN-K (NEONATAL), CCRN-K (PEDIATRIC)

Sean G. Smith is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Aero-Medical Transport (military and civilian). He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University's Legal Nurse Consulting program, and is currently pursuing a master's degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: the book Laboratory Tests Made Easy with Mikel Rothenberg (PESI, 2014), a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the Resuscitation Crisis Manual (Leeuwin Press, 2018). Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems, including Yale and Mayo. He routinely lectures at national/international healthcare conferences, has completed 50+ medical missions, and provides medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Maryland Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for .6 CEUs.

Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Credit Available Until: 3/17/2020
This course has been approved for 6.25 contact hours by the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Approval #: CEUL034504.


Physicians
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PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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