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Mastering Lab Interpretation & the Implications for Patient Care
Audio CD
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Product Details
Format:
Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 21 min
Details:
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
SEAN G. SMITH, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
4/5/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNA074530
Objectives
  1. Evaluate the 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 pertinent 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.
Outline

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
    • Encephalopathy

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

SEAN G. SMITH, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN

Sean G. Smith has experience in both emergency care and critical care. He has written neo-natal/pediatric pharmacology CE exams for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, as well as writing for Mosby clinical updates. He has practiced and taught critical/emergency care and pre-hospital emergency medical services for over 20 years. Career highlights include research in molecular endocrinology, serving in the US Navy, a wide variety of ICUs, flight nursing, and medical missions, as well as offering medical support to NASA. Sean lectures at the national level and has extensive text review/exam writing/contributing author credits. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications in critical care, emergency, and flight nursing, as well as cardiac medicine, and neonatal/pediatric critical care transport.

Sean is a dedicated and respected educator serving as an official Instructor for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Basic Life Support (BLS-RF), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS-RF), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS-RF), Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC), Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), and Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS-IC).

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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Audience
Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals