November 16: Lab Tests A: Disorders of Platelets, Fibrinogen & Thrombus Formation, & Fibrinolysis


Single Webinar:
This webinar is part of a three-part series. It can be taken independently, but if you purchase the bundle of all three at once, you can save $6.

120 minutes including a Q&A

• The on-demand recording to watch later at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
• A certificate of completion

See below for the description, objectives, speaker biography, and more.

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120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Barb Bancroft’s approach to Interpreting Lab Tests is a “must hear” for nurses in all areas and nurses at all levels. You will leave the seminar with a number of practical pearls that can be applied to your patients in the hospital, in the primary care facility, or in the ICU. The WBC and differential is discussed as it relates to viral infections, bacterial infections, and parasitic infections. Iron deficiency anemias will be differentiated from B12 and folic acid anemias and you’ll get some helpful hints for patient with lead as a cause of anemia. The lipid profile will be discussed, as will liver function tests and clinical correlations. Various drugs will be correlated with their effects on lab tests, including chemotherapy, antibiotics, statins and other lipid-lowering agents. In addition, because we are in the age of COVID -19, Barb will give an extended description of what happens physiologically in a “Cytokine Storm” and what you may see physically and in Lab Tests in a patient who has COVID -19

Topics in the “A: Disorders of Platelets, Fibrinogen & Thrombus Formation, & Fibrinolysis” webinar:
• Understanding thrombocytopenia, risk factors for thrombus formation, fibrinolysis
• Drugs and diseases that cause thrombocytopenia, tests for clotting, anticoagulants, fibrinolysis and D-Dimer interpretation – understanding DIC, COVID-19 and clotting
• Serum Protein Electrophoresis – Albumin & Globulins; Lipid Profile including:
– Albumin and the liver, albumin and the kidney, albumin and the elderly
– Protein-bound drugs vs. “free” drugs and albumin levels
– Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides
– LDL particle size, triglycerides, and diabetes

Who Should Attend?:
• RNs, LPNs, NPs, RPNs in All Areas; Acute, Critical Care, Geriatric, Community Care, Primary Care
• Pharmacists, Dietitians, Occupational Health Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Managers

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.