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
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; 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
- The 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.
- The 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.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three effects of abnormal lab values and identify at least two precautions and two monitoring techniques.
- The participant will be able to describe when to implement, modify or hold rehab interventions based on assessment of lab values and vital signs.
|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|
Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Adele Myszenski, MPT is a supervisor at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. HFH is a level 1 trauma, academic hospital and the recipient of the 2011 Malcomb Baldridge National Quality Award. A 2001 graduate of Wayne State University, Adele practices primarily in the adult medical and surgical and neonatal ICUs. She is responsible for creation, development and implementation of competencies across the service line for lab values, ICU, VAD and other areas. In addition, Adele currently serves as expert superuser for EPIC and allied health site leader for CPM for EMR go-lives at HFHS. Adele is an accomplished speaker at APTA Combined Sections meetings, PhysicalTherapy.com, OccupationalTherapy.com and Therapist Sea-Cruise.. Current areas of research include: validation of safe potassium levels in the acute care setting, early rehabilitation in the critical care patient and implementation of PT and OT pathway for transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Texas Physical Therapy Association
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