Course Detail: WELL-9054 - Lab Interpretations: Understanding White Blood Cells

Barb Bancroft's approach to interpreting lab tests is a "must hear" for nurses in all areas and nurses at all levels. Each webinar is packed 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. 

Windows on an Inner World: the White Blood Cells

Discuss the purpose of the WBC and differential

To determine the response of white blood cells to various types of invading pathogens.

The "shift-to-the-left" and immature WBCs

Correlate the functions of each WBC with clinical (60 minutes)

Neutrophil-the cell of the acute inflammatory response, first responder to virulent bacteria, the first responder to acute necrosis-examples of bacterial infections and elevated neutrophil counts

Lymphocyte-cells of the immune system; first responder to viral invasion

Monocyte/macrophage-cells of chronic inflammation; examples of lymphocytosis and viral infections

Eosinophils-cells of allergic response; eosinophilic asthma, allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic esophagitis

Basophils-cells of allergic response

Understand the three lab tests used to determine the inflammatory response. (20 minutes)

Antibody titers and autoimmune diseases

C-reactive protein (CRP); high sensitivity CRP

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Interleukin-6 (IL-6)

This is a live event. Within 24 hours of the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the session. All participants require internet access and an email address.

Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 2 continuing education contact hours for nurses, nursing home administrators, and respiratory care technicians.

Use discount code SAVE29 when registering for all four webinars in the Lab Interpretation series.

Use the name and address on file with your professional licensing agency when you register. After successfully completing the course, you'll get a certificate of completion by email and can sign in to the KCC Continuing Education site to print your certificate anytime.

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