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Everything Endocrine: Responding Appropriately to Critical Lab Findings

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Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
1 Hour 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 17, 2017

Description

Therefore, no matter what specialty, healthcare providers need to be ready for diabetic emergencies. Prevention, and rapid recognition and appropriate treatment can be life-saving. Understanding what causes diabetic emergencies can be key to prevention of complications. Insulin is a lifesaving hormone, but is one of the most confusing yet dangerous medications especially in our hospitalized patient. Insulin is a powerful tool if used correctly and healthcare providers armed with knowledge can make a big difference. This session will provide essential tools for patient safety, even if diabetes is not your specialty.

OUTLINE

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic States (HHS)
  • Hgb A1C
  • Conversion Rates
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • SIADH
  • Thyroid Labs
  • Thyroid Crisis
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Pearls of Wisdom

OBJECTIVES

  1. Divide DKA and HHS from the lab findings.
  2. Explore symptoms and expected lab findings for Diabetes Insipidus.
  3. Formulate why calcium levels can be dangerously low with severe pancreatitis.

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Everything Endocrine: Responding Appropriately to Critical Lab Findings

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC Related seminars and products: 48

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.