Lipid Panel Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

cardiology chronic care clinical topics diabetes lab interpretation Jan 28, 2020

Interpreting lipid panels in primary care can be deceptively confusing! It's a routine lab that you'll see (or already see) every day in primary care. We need to know when to order it, how to interpret it, and what next steps to take.

It can be tricky to know which guidelines to use, what numbers to treat, and which medications to choose if you need to go that route! 

Managing High Cholesterol in Primary Care

In this video, using a case study, you'll learn:

  • Which patients to test for high cholesterol
  • How to decide who gets treatment (and what kind)
  • When to follow up with patients after starting treatment

IMPORTANT NOTE: this applies for non-pregnant adults only, and statins are contraindicated in pregnancy, so be mindful when managing patients of childbearing age/potential.

Resources for Managing High Cholesterol

Lab Interpretation Crash Course

If you liked this episode, it's a sneak preview of how we cover labs inside our comprehensive Lab Interpretation Crash Course. It covers CBC, CMP, Urinalysis, Dipstick & Microscopy, TSH, Lipids & top Endocrine labs in primary care, and comes with lifetime access and continuing education credits! Check it out here.

Accessibility matters: Read the full transcript HERE

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