The Lab Values Course will help you understand how to interpret some of the most common and most important laboratory values you might see in your patients. We’ll break them down by body system and help you understand how the numbers you see in the chart relate to what’s actually happening to your patient. We’ll even walk you through how to draw blood in the right order and how to easily document lab values on your patient. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…
- Discuss values included in the most common laboratory panels.
- Utilize the correct order of draw when drawing blood on a patient.
- Explain the significance of abnormal (high and low) results for each of the most common and most important laboratory values.
- Discuss the relevance of each lab value to the associated body system.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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