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Overview of Laboratory Interpretation

Overview of Laboratory Interpretation

Overview of Laboratory Interpretation

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Launch date: 30 Jun 2016
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Last updated: 10 Apr 2018

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Description

The management of the respiratory patient involves both evaluation and treatment.
Evaluation of the patient is necessary to determine the most beneficial medical treatment.
Follow-up evaluation is performed to determine the effectiveness of the treatment and any
detrimental effects.
Proper administration of respiratory modalities necessitates an understanding of arterial
blood gases, ventilatory parameters, chest x-rays, auscultation, clinical assessment, and
cardiovascular assessment. Because the respiratory system functions in concert with the
rest of the body, the respiratory care practitioner must also be familiar with laboratory
data that is either directly or indirectly related to the management of respiratory patients.
The focus of this section will be on the basic physiology, normal values, and pathological
causes for abnormalities occurring in laboratory data. The significance of each type of
laboratory data will be discussed.

Objectives

Upon completion of this section, you will have mastered the following learning objectives:
1. Give the normal values for each of the following laboratory tests:
Serum sodium
Serum potassium
Serum chloride
CO2 content
Serum calcium
Serum phosphorus
LDH
SGOT
Serum glucose
Bilirubin
BUN
Creatinine
RBC
Hematocrit
Hemoglobin
WBC
Differential

2. Indicate the importance of each of the following electrolytes in maintaining various body functions:
Serum sodium
Serum potassium
Serum chloride
CO2 content
Serum calcium
Serum phosphorus

3. Identify clinical conditions that can produce an increase or decrease in each of the following electrolytes:
Serum sodium
Serum potassium
Serum chloride
CO2 content
Serum calcium
Serum phosphorus

4. Indicate the primary role of glucose in the body.
5. Name the primary condition responsible for an elevated serum glucose.
6. Recognize clinical conditions that can produce an increase or decrease in each of the following enzymes:
LDH
SGOT

7. Name the physiologic mechanism responsible for bilirubin production.
8. Indicate clinical conditions that can produce an increased bilirubin.
9. Describe the normal physiology associated with the production of the following substances:
Urea
Creatinine
10. Identify the significance of an elevation in the following substances:
BUNM/LI>
Creatinine
11. Recognize the clinical conditions that can cause the following laboratory manifestations:
Polycythemia
Anemia
Increased hematocrit
Decreased hematocrit
Decreased hemoglobin
12. Indicate the two measurements that are normally given for the WBCs.
13. Identify the role of each of the following types of WBCs and indicate the significance of an increase in each:
Neutrophils
Eosinophils
Basophils
Lymphocytes
Monocytes
14. Recognize the significance of each of the following microbiology tests:
Gram stain
Culture
Sensitivity
Acid-fast
15. Classify common bacteria according to their gram stain.
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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Medical Education Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours (CEU's) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 6.00 Hours

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