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Demystifying Lab Values from Head to Toe DVD + Laboratory Tests Made Easy Book
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Format:
Package - Video & Book   Instructions
Details:
Seven-part seminar series on DVD (10 hours, 55 minutes) with electronic manuals and instructions | Softcover book (258 pages)
Authors:
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)
MIKEL A. ROTHENBERG, M.D.
REAMER BUSHARDT, PHARMD, PA-C
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
7/28/2014
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RVKIT076680
Objectives
[+] [-] 075190 - Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations for Advance Practice Clinicians
At the completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Identify major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select appropriate treatment regimens for common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  3. Discuss Bacterial Etiology and mechanisms of resistance.
  4. Discuss empiric dosing of antimicrobials.
  5. Choose appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens for the prevention and treatment in various patient populations.
  6. Recognize important interactions between antimicrobials and other drugs.
  7. Plan goals of therapy and parameters for monitoring therapeutic response to antimicrobials.
  8. Recommend specific antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring to maximize efficacy and minimize toxicities (e.g., vancomycin and aminoglycosides).
  9. Recommend preventative strategies to limit antimicrobial resistance.
  10. Identify and treat common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  11. Design patient and caregiver education on the proper use of antimicrobials.
  12. Describe vaccines that are administered routinely.

[+] [-] 075191 - Blood Gas Interpretation and Application: ABGs, VBGs, and more
  1. Identify factors influencing Oxygen, CO2 and Bicarbonate (HCO3-) levels.
  2. Accurately interpret Blood Gasses, to include pH, hypo/hyper oxia, hypo/hyper capnia, base excess/deficit and compensation.
  3. Apply Blood Gas analysis in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory and metabolic disorders.

[+] [-] 075192 - CBCs (Complete Blood Counts) with Differential...Getting the most out of it!
  1. Integrate Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, and Indices into a comprehensive assessment.
  2. Analyze a Complete Blood Count with Differential and discuss clinical applications. (Differential diagnosis of infection, Left Shifts, etc.)
  3. Describe diagnosis and treatment of Platelet dysfunction and other coagulopathies.

[+] [-] 075193 - Focusing on Filtration: Everything Renal
  1. Recognize life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, potential causes and remedies.
  2. Predict renal function based on BUN, Creatinine, BUN/CR ratio, and GFR.
  3. Integrate urinalysis into a comprehensive renal function assessment.

[+] [-] 075194 - Advance Beyond the Basics: Strategies for the Basic Metabolic Panel
  1. Recognize life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, potential causes and remedies. Relate Acute and Chronic Kidney Injury to BUN and to Creatinine ratio.
  2. Describe diagnosis and treatment of spectrum of derangement in Blood Sugar levels.

[+] [-] 075195 - Liver Labs and Everything Endocrine
  1. Describe diagnosis and treatment of Liver, Gall Bladder, and Pancreatic dysfunction.
  2. Recognize Endocrine imbalances, as well as etiology and treatment.

[+] [-] 075196 - Cardiac Markers, Lipids, and Clotting Times
  1. Explain the use of Cardiac Markers in differential diagnosis.
  2. Apply lipid testing to patient care with respect to diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Interpret Clotting Function Labs to recognize ranges and appropriate interventions.

[+] [-] 075197 - Microbiology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology
  1. Relate common infectious agents (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic) to pathology.
  2. Apply an integrated approach to lab values in differential diagnosis of infective agents.
  3. Discuss interventions and treatment options, relative to etiology and pathology.

Outline
[+] [-] 075190 - Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations for Advance Practice Clinicians
  1. Antimicrobials
    1. Drug classes
    2. Pharmacokinetic Properties
      1. Concentration-dependent Killing
      2. Time-dependent Killing
      3. Post-Antibiotic Effect
    3. Common Interactions with Other Drugs
  2. Urinary Tract Infections
    1. Bacterial Etiology, Signs and Symptoms and Diagnosis
    2. When to Treat? (Case discussions)
    3. Cystitis and Pyelonephritis
    4. Complicated and Uncomplicated
    5. UTIs in Pregnancy
    6. Treatment (IDSA Guideline Treatment Algorithm)
      1. Acute
      2. Recurrent and Relapse
    7. Monitoring Therapeutic Response
    8. Clinical Presentation and Discussion
  3. Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    1. Risk factors
    2. Signs and Symptoms
    3. Bacterial Etiology
    4. Diagnosis
    5. Typical vs. Atypical
    6. Treatment (IDSA/ATS Guidelines) and Monitoring
      1. Outpatient vs. Inpatient
      2. Empiric Treatment
      3. Prevention
      4. Joint Commission and CMS
      5. Performance Measure
    7. Case Presentations and Discussion
  4. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  5. Sinusitis and Pharyngitis
    1. Etiology (Viral vs. Bacterial)
    2. Treatment
    3. Case Presentations and Discussion
  6. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    1. Cellulitis
    2. Diabetic Foot Infections
    3. Bacterial Etiology
      1. Signs & Symptoms
      2. Treatment (IDSA Guidelines)
      3. Case Presentations and Discussion
  7. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    1. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
    2. Syphilis (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)
    3. Genital Herpes (First Episodes, Recurrent Infections)
      1. Etiology
      2. Sign and Symptoms
      3. Treatment
      4. Prevention of STD
      5. Case Presentations and Discussion
  8. Viral Hepatitis
    1. Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
    2. Monitoring Therapeutic Response
    3. Treatment Duration (Genotype 1 & Genotypes 2, 3)
  9. Strategies to Improve Patient Adherence
    1. IMS Model (Information-Motivation-Strategy)
    2. Major Predictors of Poor Adherence to Medication
  10. Antibacterial Resistance-Strategies to Prevent
    1. Mechanisms for drug resistance
    2. 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance (CDC)
    3. Antibiotic Stewardship
  11. Immunizations (Adult)
    1. Types of Vaccines
    2. General Recommendations
    3. Contraindications & Precautions
  12. Putting it All Together
    1. Interactive Case Presentations

[+] [-] 075191 - Blood Gas Interpretation and Application: ABGs, VBGs, and more
  1. Oxygen
    1. Metabolism and Variables
  2. Carbon Dioxide
    1. Metabolism and Variables
  3. Bicarbonate Ion
    1. Metabolism and Variables
  4. Blood Gas Interpretation
    1. Application and Practice


[+] [-] 075192 - CBCs (Complete Blood Counts) with Differential...Getting the most out of it!
  1. Oxygen Delivery
    1. Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Indices and more
  2. Fighting Infection
    1. White Cells and the hidden language of the Differential
  3. Stopping the Bleed
    1. Platelets, Clotting factors, and Coagulopathies

[+] [-] 075193 - Focusing on Filtration: Everything Renal
  1. Renal Physiology and variables affecting lab values
  2. Electrolytes
  3. BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen)
  4. Creatinine
  5. Glomerular Filtration Rate
  6. Urinalysis
  7. Integrated Application

[+] [-] 075194 - Advance Beyond the Basics: Strategies for the Basic Metabolic Panel
  1. Electrolytes
    1. Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate
  2. Blood Urea Nitrogen
    1. Acute and Chronic Kidney Dysfunction
  3. Creatinine
    1. Acute and Chronic Kidney Dysfunction
  4. Glucose
    1. Hypo/Hyper Glycemia, Diabetic Keto-Acidosis{DKA}, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Non-Ketosis {HHNK}
  5. Common Add-On Labs
    1. Ca ++ {Calcium}, Mg++ {Magnesium}, and PO4 ---{Phosphorus}

Objectives:

  1. Recognize life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, potential causes and remedies.
  2. Relate Acute and Chronic Kidney Injury to BUN and to Creatinine ratio.
  3. Describe diagnosis and treatment of spectrum of derangement in Blood Sugar levels.

[+] [-] 075195 - Liver Labs and Everything Endocrine
  1. Hepatic Dysfunction
    1. Acute (Toxicology, Bacterial, Viral)
    2. Chronic(Toxicology, Bacterial, Viral)
  2. Gall Bladder
    1. GallStones
    2. Cancer
  3. Pancreatic Dysfunction
    1. Diabetes
    2. Pancreatitis
    3. Cancer
  4. Endocrine
    1. Thyroid
    2. Parathyroid
    3. Adrenal
    4. Pituitary
    5. Reproductive

[+] [-] 075196 - Cardiac Markers, Lipids, and Clotting Times
  1. Cardiac Markers
    1. Troponins, Indexes, BNP, and more
  2. Lipid Testing
    1. Differential Diagnosis/Treatment of Hyperlipidemia
  3. Clotting Function Tests
    1. Too Little, Too Much or Just Right?

[+] [-] 075197 - Microbiology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology
  1. Neurologic
    1. Cerebral Spinal Fluid Analysis
  2. Respiratory
    1. Labs, Imagery, Biopsies
  3. Uro-genital
    1. Urinary Tract Infections
  4. Hematologic
    1. Cultures, Differentials, Sepsis and Systemic Markers

Author

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.

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.

REAMER BUSHARDT, PHARMD, PA-C

Reamer Bushardt is a tenured professor and chairman of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to his teaching, research and department leadership responsibilities, Dr. Bushardt works with patients who are experiencing medication-related problems or have failed to achieve the full benefits of therapy. He frequently publishes in the area of drug safety and serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

After earning his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of South Carolina, Dr. Bushardt served as a consultant pharmacist. He then earned a physician assistant degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and served patients in two rural family practices. Dr. Bushardt joined the Medical University of South Carolina as a full-time faculty member in 2004, then as division director in addition to his teaching, clinical practice and research duties. He began his faculty career at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2010. He is actively involved in numerous research activities and provides patient care within the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Reamer Bushardt is Professor and Chair for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies; and Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Reamer Bushardt has no relevant nonfinancial relationship 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
[+] [-] 075190 - Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations for Advance Practice Clinicians
[+] [-] 075191 - Blood Gas Interpretation and Application: ABGs, VBGs, and more
[+] [-] 075192 - CBCs (Complete Blood Counts) with Differential...Getting the most out of it!
[+] [-] 075193 - Focusing on Filtration: Everything Renal
[+] [-] 075194 - Advance Beyond the Basics: Strategies for the Basic Metabolic Panel
[+] [-] 075195 - Liver Labs and Everything Endocrine
[+] [-] 075196 - Cardiac Markers, Lipids, and Clotting Times
[+] [-] 075197 - Microbiology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology
[+] [-] 082860 - Laboratory Tests Made Easy
Audience
Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Midwives, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Other Healthcare Professionals