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K+, Ca, pH, huh?: Lab Values for EMS Providers-Stephanie Louka

We are often called to a facility to transport a patient to the hospital due to an abnormal lab value. Did you know that a high potassium (K+) can be fatal, an elevated lactate may be more than just sepsis, and sodium (Na+) imbalance is a potentially fatal cause of altered mental status? We'll cover the basics of common labs and panels (BMP, CBC, cardiac enzymes, ABG) and identify when to be concerned for possible patient deterioration.

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    ~45 minutes
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    1 CE
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