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Lab Values for Nurses

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August 11, 2010
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At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
? List the normal value of the ABG including: PaO2, PaCO2, Bicarbonate, Hemoglobin, and SaO2.
? Define acidosis and alkalosis.
? Discuss current recommendations for use of cardiac biomarkers in the clinical course by outlining initial rise, peak, and time of elevation for each cardiac biomarker.
? List the normal values for coronary risk profile.
? Discuss the current recommendations for indications, assessment and treatment strategies for coronary risk profile testing.
? Discuss why the CBC is used as the most frequent screening laboratory procedure.
? Describe how a CBC can assist in discovering the etiology and classification of anemias.
? Discuss the indication, usefulness, and weaknesses of chemistry analysis.
? Review the indications for laboratory determinations of thyroid function in distinguishing patients with euthyroidism from those with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Licensed Nurses
$75 for non-members; No fee for AHEC members

0.55 CEUs; 5.5 clock hours - AHEC
Upstate AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.
Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 5.5 contact hours.

To register for this class, please visit our website at You may also call or email Tiffany Pierce at (864)349-1160/

Carolina Center for Behavioral Health - Gym
2700 E. Phillips Road
Greer, South Carolina 29650
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Tiffany Pierce