The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient

Course: #2792Level: Introductory2 Hours 2981 Reviews
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This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians, can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals. The course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore applicable to PTs and PTAs.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general CE credit from 10/28/2017-12/31/2018.

Course created on July 26, 2017

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Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Text/Transcript

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NV/0.2; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to list at least three reasons why lab values and vital signs are essential clinical tools to determining appropriateness of acute care rehab intervention.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to list at least one of the normal values for each: BP, HR, SaO2, Hemoglobin, Potassium, Glucose, Platelets, Troponin, and CPK.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to describe at least three effects of abnormal lab values and identify at least two precautions and two monitoring techniques.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to describe when to implement, modify or hold rehab interventions based on assessment of lab values and vital signs.

Agenda

0-25 Minutes Background and review of learner outcomes. Evidence based research; Why lab values are an essential component of patient safety and best practice
25-60 Minutes Lab Value Norms, associated risks, critical values and appropriate monitoring for vital signs (BP, HR, SaO2, MAP), hemoglobin, potassium, glucose platelets, PTT, PT, INR, troponin, CPK and other lab values
60-110 Minutes Application to practice/case studies
110-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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California

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


KPTA

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


Maryland

This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.


New Mexico

This course is offered for 2 hours (Introductory level) by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy.


Nevada

This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 units of continuing education (Clinical).


New York

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ProCert/FSBPT

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Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX). Beginning July 1, 2018, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).



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