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00.01 Lab Values Course Introduction

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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…

  1. Discuss values included in the most common laboratory panels.
  2. Utilize the correct order of draw when drawing blood on a patient.
  3. Explain the significance of abnormal (high and low) results for each of the most common and most important laboratory values.
  4. Discuss the relevance of each lab value to the associated body system.
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