- Seminar is from 9:00 AM -5:30 PM.
- Contact hours: 6.75 CE. Participants must attend 80% of a session, complete an evaluation form and be actively involved to receive CE credit.
- A complete handout will be provided as part of the session. You only need to bring writing utensils. Audio taping is permitted. Use of computers and cell phones during the session are not permitted.
- All information provided is copyright protected and may not be reproduced in any way for distribution.
- Lunch and refreshments will be on your own.
- No smoking permitted on the property.
- Dress in layers for the session since conference rooms can vary in temperature.
- For more information you may contact us by e-mail (preferred) or phone. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 419-305-3043
About the session:
Lab values…lots of numbers to look at and yes, they do all make sense when you know to look for.
Using a physiologic approach you will understand which lab values go together and why the various combinations exist. Expected clinical manifestations and treatment modalities are also included as well as monitoring parameters to know when conditions are improving.
Considerations in the elderly population are also included along with some interfering factors affecting valid lab results.
Lab abnormalities include:
- Electrolytes and hydrogen
- Renal function and hydration
- Inflammatory and infectious processes including the importance of lactate levels and anion gap
- Values affecting cardiovascular function including BNP
- Hematologic disorders and coagulation factors
- Pancreatic function
- Liver function and nutritional values
- Endocrine and metabolic
- Cancer screening and diagnostics
- Acid-base imbalances and a simplified way to figure out and apply blood gas values in the clinical setting
- Identify the lab values, clinical manifestations, and treatment associated with electrolyte imbalances.
- Differentiate between the various renal disorders and the lab values associated with them.
- Identify the abnormal lab values seen in clients with inflammatory, infectious, and cardiovascular disorders.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the lab abnormalities which are diagnostic in clients with disorders of the hematologic system.
- Compare the lab values seen in dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract and those associated with evaluation of nutritional status.
- Describe the lab values used in the evaluation of clients with endocrine disorders and cancer.
- Identify important aspects of acid-base physiology.
- Differentiate causes, clinical manifestations, lab values, and treatment modalities between the various acid-base abnormalities.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret sample ABG problems and case studies.
Recent seminar comments:
“The program has been very educational and fun. It will help me be more knowledgeable in my every day practice and care of patients and in conversing with physicians.”
“Excellent instructor who was very knowledgeable and really brought everything together to be best utilized in the clinical setting.”
“I will never look at values the same way again! Love the systematic way of looking at lab values, putting them together in groups and correlating disease conditions with the abnormalities.”
“I loved all the helpful ways to remember lab values and the pneumonics that were used. The correlations are especially beneficial in looking at a patient’s initial diagnosis and then figuring out what else is going to be affected.”
“Initially, I was a skeptical about a full day of lab values but this pulled everything together, was clinically based, and very interesting. Excellent instructor who brought everything to an understandable level!
“I really needed this refresher. The best part of the class was the clinical interpretation and lab values mixed in. The ABG section was also especially good. Thanks!”
“This is a very good program with lots of great information! The detailed outline will serve as a great reference to go back to. Thanks for simplifying so many labs including ABGs, anion gap and lactate levels!”
Cynthia M. Liette, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Ms. Liette has been a nurse for more than 35 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including intensive/ coronary care, emergency room, medical-surgical units, and supervision. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Chief Clinical Officer in a rural health care system. She has been an educator for practicing nurses, nursing students, and paramedics for more than 30 years while still maintaining a clinical practice. Her numerous seminars consistently receive excellent reviews from all levels of health professionals.
She holds a Master’s Degree from Wright State University in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health track and is Board Certified as a CNS.
She is the owner and president of BrainyNurses.com by Educational Concepts, LLC. She has authored a successful pharmacology series and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Nurse Refresher and Nurse Internship programs, Critical Care courses, 12-Lead ECG and Rhythm Interpretation, IV therapy, and Lab and ABG Interpretation, She is also the author of three certification courses for Medical Surgical nurses, Cardiac Vascular nurses and Critical Care nurses.
As an educator and nursing instructor, she has authored The Pearls for NCLEX Review which is offered at campus locations and is available on-line. The course is unique because it teaches students test taking strategies and gives them a comprehensive review of all the knowledge necessary to be successful on the exam and in their practice. The study guide which is written for the course condenses all the possible review books into one book for the student to study from. In addition to the written material and helpful pneumonics, students are presented with over 1,200 visuals of assessment and disease pathology to reinforce learning.
Ms. Liette is a member of Sigma Theta Tau – National Nursing Honor Society, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
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