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Lab Tests: Series Bundle

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Webinar Series Bundle:
This bundle contains all three parts of the Lab Tests webinar series. Save $6 with this bundle vs. purchasing individually.

Live and On-Demand
As with all of our webinars, your bundle includes the live events and the on-demand recordings.  You have the flexibility to “attend” live, watch later, or a combination of both. The choice is yours!

Dates:
Monday, November 16, 2020 (A: Disorders of Platelets, Fibrinogen & Thrombus Formation, & Fibrinolysis)
Monday, November 23, 2020 (B: WBC, Differential, & Immunology)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020(C: RBCs & Anemias)

Same start time for each:
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Includes (for each webinar):
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for more information.

A: Disorders of Platelets, Fibrinogen & Thrombus Formation, & Fibrinolysis

Live on November 16, 2020 and on-demand access.

B: WBC, Differential, & Immunology

Live on November 23, 2020 and on-demand access.

C: RBCs & Anemias

Live on November 25, 2020 and on-demand access.

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Description

Dates:
Monday, November 16, 2020 (A: Disorders of Platelets, Fibrinogen & Thrombus Formation, & Fibrinolysis)
Monday, November 23, 2020 (B: WBC, Differential, & Immunology)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (C: RBCs & Anemias)

Same start time for each:
0900 PT | 1000 MT | 1100 CT/SK | 1200 ET | 1300 AT

Duration:
3 webinars x 120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes (for each webinar):
• A certificate of completion
• The live webinar event if registering prior to commencement
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Description:
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

Topics in the “B: WBC, Differential, & Immunology” webinar:
• Understanding the role of neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes, and basophils in differentiating viral, bacterial and other infectious diseases;
• The neutrophil lymphocyte ratio in COVID-19; the “shift-to-the-left”
• Immune response& Antibody Tests for Autoimmune diseases;
• What happens in a “Cytokine Storm”
• Tests for inflammation—ESR, CRP
• Drugs that influence the inflammatory and immune responses

Topics in the “C: RBCs & Anemias” webinar:
• Six essential requirements for making healthy, happy RBCs; RBC differentiation
• Understanding the 4 most important tests for anemias—CBC, Hemoglobin, Reticulocyte count
• MCV (Mean Cell Volume); other tests include serum iron, TIBC, serum ferritin, B12 and folic acid, TSH, Serum creatinine and BUN, Bilirubin
• Serum Enzymes—AST, ALT, GGT, Alkaline Phosphatase, lipase, amylase, LDH
• Structural proteins in serum – myoglobin, troponin

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.