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How Changes in Lab Values Can be Identified in All Practice Settings

presented by Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

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Financial: Jennifer Ryan receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jennifer Ryan has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Patients who present with multiple comorbidities can be perplexing to design an effective exercise program to improve their outcomes. They have various factors impacting their physiological response to exercise other than the injury or post-operative status that brought them to require therapy. In addition to the disease process, there are often medical treatments that can also impact the patient’s response to exercise challenges. The changes in laboratory values that can result from these medical conditions, as well as the interventions, can often be the limiter in their exercise tolerance. This course will address common laboratory values that can fall out of the reference range in patients with heart failure and those who take common antihypertensives. The symptoms and signs to watch for as well as the impact of these changes on exercise tolerance will be explored during this lecture.

Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

Jennifer Marie Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Illinois in 1990 and went on to complete both a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In July 2006, she was awarded…

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1. Ions in Cell Types and Action Potentials

This chapter will identify how ions transfer across membranes and provide examples of ions responsible for cardiac cell function. The chapter will describe the ion shifts that produce neural action potentials.

2. The Complete Metabolic Panel

This chapter will explain the diseases that can increase a patient’s potential to have changes in ion concentration. Learners will then be able to identify the organ systems primarily affected by changes in ion concentration and name the vital sign measures that should be used to identify a patient who may have ion concentrations outside of the reference range.

3. The Basic Metabolic Panel

This chapter will discuss the diseases that can increase a patient’s potential to have changes in ion concentration and describe the organ systems primarily affected by changes in ion concentration. Learners will then name the vital sign measures that should be used to identify a patient who may have ion concentrations outside of the reference range.

4. Supplemental Handouts

Supplemental handouts to print and use for clinical reference.

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