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Mastering Lab Interpretation Video and Book Package
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Format:
Package - Video & Book   Instructions
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours) with electronic manual and instructions | (softcover) Book: 294 Pages
Authors:
CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC
MIKEL A. ROTHENBERG, M.D.
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)
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
3/30/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RVKIT075470
Objectives
[+] [-] 073075 - Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care
  • 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.

Outline
[+] [-] 073075 - Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care
  • 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, CMSRN, CLNC

    Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, 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.

    MIKEL A. ROTHENBERG, M.D.

    Mikel A. Rothenberg, MD (deceased) was a board-certified internal medicine specialist with a special interest in critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Rothenberg wrote several medical and legal books, numerous journal articles, and an ACLS computer software program. He served as the executive editor of ACLS Alert, and wrote an advanced cardiac life support online column. A strong advocate of personal growth and self-esteem building, Dr. Rothenberg spoke internationally, presenting courses on “plain English” medical topics.

    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.
    Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
    [+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
    Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
    [+] [-] 073075 - Mastering Lab Interpretation & The Implications for Patient Care
    [+] [-] 082860 - Laboratory Tests Made Easy
    Audience
    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists