Interpretation of Lab Tests

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Saskatoon - June 8, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before February 3, 2020
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before April 27, 2020
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before May 25, 2020
$208.95 ($199 + GST) - Regular Rate - After May 25, 2020

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon | Venue Web Site
106 Circle Drive West | Map and directions

Presented by 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.

Workshop 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.

Workshop Topics

Windows on an Inner World: the White Blood Cells
- Importance of WBC's; Mature and Immature Cells
- Functions of Each of the WBC's: Neutrophils - Segs and Bands; Monocytes; Basophils and Eosinophils; Lymphocytes
- Up, Down and All Around - Which Changes in WBC's indicate:
   ~ Acute Inflammation, Infection and Necrosis?
   ~ Chronic Inflammation, TB?
   ~ Allergies and Viral Infection?

Interpretation of the Serum Protein Electrophoresis
- Albumin and its Functions
- Globulins - Alpha One (HDL), Alpha Two, Beta (LDL and VLDL)
- What you Need to Know about the Gamma Globulins
- Drugs and the Lipoproteins
- The Clinical Conditions Associated with Variances of the Serum Proteins

The Role of the Red Blood Cells and the Correlation to your Patient's Illness
- Maturation Process of the RBC; Normoblasts, Reticulocytes, Erythrocytes

Determining RBC Function; CBC, MCV, MCH, Retic Count - What Changes in Values Mean
- Common Clinical Conditions Associated with Variances in RBC Function
- The Anemias - Iron Deficiency, Megaloblastic Anemia, Folic Acid Deficiency, Sickle Cell Anemia, Drug Induced Anemias

The Body's Enzymes: What You Most Need to Know About:
- AST, ALT, CK, Amylase, Lipase; When and Why They Elevate
- What do the Elevations Mean for Liver Function, Cardiac Function, Muscle Integrity and Pancreatic Function?

Who Should Attend?

* RNs, LPNs, NPs, RPNs in All Areas; Acute, Critical Care, Geriatric, Community Care and Primary Care
* Outpost Nurses, Occupational Health Nurses
* Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Managers