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Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care
$1,000.00 USD
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Institutional - License - 1 Year   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (apx. 6 hours), CD-ROM with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  • Evaluate the results of Coagulation Studies (PT/INT and PTT).
  • Analyze a Complete Blood Count with Differential and discuss clinical applications (Anemias, Left Shifts, Infections, etc.).
  • Recognize the clinical implications of metabolic panels.
  • Distinguish between life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, as well as potential causes and remedies.
  • Predict renal function based on BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  • Interpret cardiac panel results in a suspected acute myocardial infarction.
  • Analyze blood gases and pertinent clinical implications.
  • Differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis based on lumbar puncture findings.
  • Recognize the key clinical indicators and implications for infection on a urinalysis.
  • Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP)
  • Glucose
  • Acid Base
  • Renal Function
  • Electrolytes
  • Life-threatening Electrolytes
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Sodium
    • Calcium
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel:
  • Indications and Implications
  • LFTs: Exploring the Liver
  • AST/ALT/ALP/Total Bilirubin/Proteins
  • Health Issues in Liver Failure
    • Jaundice
    • Ascites
    • Hepatic
    • Encephelopathy

  • CBC with Differential: Interpreting the Components
  • What Can Impact WBC and Neutrophil
  • Findings
  • Anemias/Polycythemias
  • Understanding the Differential
  • The Left Shift Explained
  • Guidelines on Transfusing have Changed

  • Acute Renal Failure: Identify the Cause
  • Creatinine
  • BUN
  • BUN/CR ratios
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Urine Osmolality
  • FENA

  • Cardiac Labs: Ischemia vs. Myocardial
  • Infarction
  • Cardiac Panels
  • EKG Clues Supporting the Findings
  • Distinguishing STEMI vs. NSTEMI
  • BNP
  • Pro-BNP

  • Coagulation/Thrombotic Risk Panels: Clues to Clotting
  • The Clotting Cascade
  • The Right Lab Test for the Medication
  • aPTT
  • PT
  • INR
  • D-dimer
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

  • Urinalysis: Does Your Patient Have a UTI?
  • Latest Guidelines
  • Culture

  • Blood Gases: Identifying the Underlying
  • Abnormality
  • Three Types of Gases
  • Interpreting Arterial Blood Gases: It’s Easier Than You Think!
  • Venous Blood Gases
  • Mixed Venous Blood Gases

  • Labs and Sepsis: Taking a Team Approach
  • Cultures, Gram Stains and Sensitivities
  • Systematic Inflammation
  • Labs of Sepsis
    • Lactate Levels
    • Procalcitonin Levels
    • WBCs
    • Neutrophils

  • Lumbar Punctures / Cerebral Spinal Fluid
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Viral Encephalitis

  • Understanding Thyroid Dysfunction
  • TSH
  • T4 Levels
  • T3 Uptake

  • Differentiating Hyperglycemic States
  • DKA
  • HHS (HHNK)
  • Treatment for Each
  • Author


    CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CLNC Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

    Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
    Continuing Education Credits

    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 3/29/2022
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    PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.1 contact hours. Expires: 3/29/2022.

    California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

    You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

    Florida Nurses:
    PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

    Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.4 self-study contact hours.

    Copies of the evaluation may be sent to the IBON. You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

    Other Professions
    This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

    Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
    **It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
    **All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.

    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists