Lab Analysis for Nurses

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Lab Analysis for nurses. This course focuses on laboratory assessment and point of care (POC) testing. Nurses are frequently required to draw and understand labs in the acute care setting. Students will be prepared to discuss the following:  

  1. Review POC testing types currently available 
  2. Discuss the implications of testing. 
  3. Discuss general testing principles, accuracy, specificity, and predicted value  
  4. Review ions, anions, and fluid compartments 
  5. Discuss acid/ base balance and determines of change 
  6. Discuss ABG analysts and BMP in relation to patient condition 
  7. Explain blood typing, safety in blood administration and evidence-based guidelines for transfusion  
  8. Discuss CBC components individually 
  9. Discuss BMP components individually 
  10. Discuss PT/PTT/INR/Xa 
  11. Discuss Urinalysis
  12. Discuss CSF analysis

2 CE’s

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on


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