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.
SERUM PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS (SPEP)/SERUM ENZYMES
Discuss the process of electrophoresis.
Separating the serum proteins based on molecular weight and overall charge (positive or negative)
Albumin and the globulins
List the types of globulins and their functions.
Alpha-1 globulins-HDLs, alpha-1 anti-trypsin
Alpha-2 globulins-transport proteins
Beta globulins - LDLs, VLDLs
Gamma globulins-IgM, IgG, IgA, IgD, IgM
Correlate common conditions with abnormalities of the SPEP.
Hypoalbuminemia-liver problems/kidney problems/aging
Acute and convalescent antibody titers
List the most common diagnostic serum enzymes.
AST, ALT, GGT, Alkaline phosphatase, LDH, CK
Correlate common clinical conditions with enzyme elevations.
Hepatobiliary disease-liver, gallbladder problems
Muscle damage with CK elevations
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.