$15.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

The rising costs of healthcare in the United States has required clinicians to utilize cost-effective measures in the management of patients. Still considered one of the top diagnostic tools, laboratory testing is one of the most effective evaluative tools available, and the most fiscally responsible. Minute changes in the expected values can indicate considerable change in the status of the patient. The ability to confidently identify abnormal results in frequently measured labs, comprehend the pathophysiological meaning, and treat or monitor the cause is unequivocal to ensure the highest level of care for our patients. The purpose of this course is to gain furhter insight and understanding of the physiological concepts of the chemistry panel.

About the Course Author

David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. David Hoeft, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.25 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.25HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AC-0-ABNORMALLAB2
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Distinguish the abnormal lab values and describe the physiological causes.; Outline mandated lab reporting policies required by various accrediting agencies.; Recognize the normal and abnormal reference ranges.; Summarize the significance of select lab values pertaining to physiological functioning.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    About This Course

    Learning Objectives

    Section 2: The Chemistry Panel

    Chemistry Panel: What & Why?

    The Chem-7 & Renal Fishbone Diagrams

    Review

    Summary

    Section 3: Principles of Fluid Homeostasis

    Introduction

    Anatomy of Fluid Compartments

    Fluid Homeostasis

    Disorders of Natrium

    Review

    Summary

    Section 4: Principles of Electrolyte Homeostasis

    Introduction to Electrolytes

    Homeostatic Regulation of Electrolytes

    Electrolyte Imbalances

    Review

    Summary

    Section 5: Reporting

    Impact of Ineffective Laboratory Test Reporting

    Reporting Test Results

    Elements of Reporting

    Review

    Summary

    Section 6: Conclusion

    Summary

    Course Summary

    Course Contributors

    Resources

    References

    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.