Understanding Lab Values: Acid-Base Balance

Understanding Lab Values: Acid-Base Balance 

The rising costs of healthcare in the United States has required clinicians to utilize cost-effective measures in the management of patients. Still considered one of the top diagnostic tools, laboratory testing is one of the most effective evaluative tools available, and the most fiscally responsible. Minute changes in the expected values can indicate a considerable change in the status of the patient. The ability to confidently identify abnormal results in frequently measured labs, comprehend the pathophysiological meaning, and treat or monitor the cause is unequivocal to ensure the highest level of care for our patients. The purpose of this course is to understand the physiology of acid-base balance and be able to identify select disturbances in order to provide proper patient management. 

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-AC-0-ABNORMALLAB3

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (12 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel

1.2 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel CE Provider #: 50-290

Clinical Laboratory Personnel will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

1.0 HOURS


ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification as well as licensure states, including California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and license renewal. Relias is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-ABNORMALLAB3
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define pH and identify the contributing factors that comprise this value.
Recall the roles of select physiologic systems involved in maintaining acid-base balance.
Interpret the physical values seen in laboratory testing for acid-base states.
Outline the pathologic conditions relative to acid-base and related compensatory management strategies utilized for common imbalances.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



About This Course



Learning Objectives



Section 2: Chemical Principles of Acid-Base Balance



Introduction



Acids and Bases



pH



H+ Concentration Regulation: Buffer Systems, Respiratory System, and Kidneys



Review



Summary



Section 3: Dissecting the ABG



Components of the ABG



ABG Interpretation—Method 1



ABG Interpretation—Method 2



Review



Summary



Section 4: Acid-Base Disturbances



Introduction



Respiratory Disturbances



Metabolic Disturbances



Mixed Disturbances



Review



Summary



Section 5: Conclusion



Summary



Course Summary



Course Contributors



Resources



References



Congratulations!


Instructor: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Disclosure: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David Hoeft, MD
David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. Disclosure: David Hoeft, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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