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Lipid Panel Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Jan 28, 2020

Lipid panels can be deceptively confusing!

Which guidelines to use? What numbers to treat? There are so many medication options!

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

  • Who to test
  • How to decide who gets treatment (and what kind)
  • When to follow up

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.

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.

Resources I mentioned:

Algorithm flowchart for treatment decisions

Intensities of statin therapy- what dose to pick and which one.

Risk enhancing factors - what would help you decide to treat with medication or not.

Once you've watched, I'd love to hear from you.

What's one thing you learned from this video about Lipid panels that you can take into your practice as a new grad NP (or soon to be!)?

Leave me a comment below. Be sure to share your thought directly in the comments, no links or videos as they may be removed.

Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I'll see you soon.


Read the full transcript HERE

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