Finally, Know When to Worry (and Not to Worry) About Abnormal Labs

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As a primary care nurse practitioner, you get new lab results in EVERY. DAY.

... but you're not quite sure school prepared you for this.

You:

  • Did all the review courses, but second guess yourself with everything you think you know.

  • Spend hours on your evenings and days off at home researching like crazy to figure out and follow up on abnormal labs, only to still wonder: “where do I go from here?”

  • Have all the best resources, but what you need to know is so scattered— it could be an hour before you’ve sifted through them and made a decision for ONE lab (and you’ve got 10 more abnormals to review).

  • Feel tired of wasting time watching over-your-head webinars by out-of-touch providers, that just aren’t relevant to your practice in primary care.

  • Waffle between managing your patient in-house or referring them out (it feels like you’re referring EVERYONE).

  • Lay awake at night ruminating whether you made a big deal out of something small— or worse— missed something big, thinking it was small.

What's worse..

It seems like every provider has a different opinion or threshold for which labs to ignore, recheck, work up, or refer out.
Especially the slightly abnormal ones.

I get it. Because I was you.

I was so overwhelmed by lab results as a new NP that I got a wave of nausea almost every time I opened my laptop.

I’d try to figure it out on my own, hopping from resource to resource, eyes glazing over while I read the same lines again and again.

But the results would stare at me until I finally broke down and asked for help againgetting different answers from different providers.

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This course is THE course that every NP program should have as a requirement before graduating. -Taylor T., FNP

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

Over the last 4 years, I’ve had the honor of mentoring half a dozen new nurse practitioners as they grow in their new career, but here’s the painful part...

The number one struggle I’ve seen smart, conscientious new nurse practitioners lose sleep over is lab interpretation.

Which is exactly why I wanted to help. I sat down and— collaborating with expert internal medicine, hematology, gastroenterology and nephrology physicians— made a comprehensive but concise, step-by-step approach to interpret all the most common labs in primary care, so you’ll know what ranges to worry about, when to recheck, what to manage in-house and what to refer out (and when— specialist verified!).

Because knowing what to do with a lab result is the difference between spending hours every week pulling your hair out (or consulting Dr. Google)... and spending more time with your family, friends and self-care on your evenings and days off.

Introducing the...

Lab Interpretation Crash Course for New Nurse Practitioners

By the end of this program, you'll be able to look at your labs and know which next steps to take, and why.

The course contains 5 modules for lab interpretation foundations in primary care— CBC, BMP, LFTs, urine dipstick and urinalysis, TSH, Lipid Panels and a brand new Endocrine module.

Each module is designed to help you understand what you're looking at, give clear guidelines to follow, and boost your confidence in your decision-making.

Without any fluff.

"SOME OF THE BEST MONEY I'VE SPENT"

"Liz- You're amazing! I'm enrolled in your lab interpretation crash course. I am 9 months out in family practice and until I found you I spent endless hours researching patient labs (repeatedly). Some of the material has reinforced what I've learned and I've learned a ton of new information as well. I am finding that some of the NPs that have been practicing for much much longer are coming to me for help with labs. This knowledge is invaluable! Thank you so much!! This is some of the best money I've spent!!" - Sarah B., NP

WHAT'S INSIDE

CHOOSE THE FORMAT THAT WORKS BEST

Streaming video or audio MP3s (written transcripts coming soon)

WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE

And revisit as often as you like— you've got lifetime access.

WHEN TO WORRY CHEAT SHEETS

All the "when to worry" values outlined for you for each lab to print out and keep at your desk for quick reference.

PLUS

A private, supportive, year-round Facebook group with Live Q & As with Liz

While the Lab Interpretation Crash Course isn’t one-on-one mentoring, having feedback and someone to clarify questions is invaluable, which is why there are two ways to work with me during the program:

Weekly live Q&A sessions for the first 6 weeks of the course opening (then monthly or bi-weekly ongoing depending on demand) to clear up any lingering questions, and

The option to submit your lab results for a chance to get live feedback from me, and see just how an experienced NPs thought process works.

"A MUST FOR ALL NEW GRADS AND EVEN SEASONED NPs"

"The course was absolutely what I needed to give me the confidence to tackle abnormal labs. I also love love love the fact that we were able to post questions about actual labs we were seeing in the clinic and had a platform to discuss these freely. This course is a must for all new grads and even seasoned NPs because it provides the necessary bridge needed to practice independently with confidence." - Gelila T., NP

COURSE CURRICULUM

IMPORTANT NOTE

Full Disclosure

The Lab Interpretation Crash Course is for primary care providers only, taking care of non-pregnant adults (no pediatric or OB caveats discussed here).
This is super important, because if you work in the hospital setting or long term acute care, there are scenarios that I’ve specifically left out since they aren’t relevant to the level of acuity in the primary care setting.
But for primary care, internal medicine and family practice providers— whether brand new or experienced— it’ll make you feel EXCITED to review your labs.
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I'm sure you have hesitations.

Your time, energy and investments are precious.

I barely have time to breathe— how much time does this take?

I totally get it. Each module is around 1.5-2 hours of content, broken into smaller videos between 6-20 minutes long (some topics and weeks are heavier than others). Some ways to fit it in: wake up an extra 30 minutes early 4 days a week, or set aside 1-2 hours on the weekend to speed through it. It’s extra time now, but it’ll save you HOURS PER WEEK once you’re through.

Is this evidence-based?

Everything in the course is based on the highest available levels of evidence, and if it’s expert-opinion level (if that’s all there is), I’m clear about that, and you can come to your own conclusions based on the information I’ve shared.

Will it work for me?

This is perfect for you if you’re a new grad in primary care OR if you’ve been in practice a few years. I learned a TON through putting it together and having conversations with multiple specialists (asking the questions you may feel too embarrassed to ask!). Learning medicine is never an overnight fix, but if you complete each lecture, show up for the live sessions, reach out for help when you need it, use the quick references when you have questions in clinic— you’re going to get the head-start I wish I had as a new grad (that took me almost 4 years to get to).

Do you offer CEUs?

Not yet. I'm in the process of applying for credits, and will likely be approved later this year. However, employers have reimbursed current participants without having CEU credits, so worth asking if it's covered under educational benefits.

When will this be offered again?

No set date yet, but planned for Fall of 2020. It's offered a few times per year.

"Such a confidence boost in practice."

"[I was hesitant about] the cost and whether or not it was something I really “needed”. I wasn’t sure if it would be detailed enough to be worth it, but it absolutely was! In the long run, it’s a minimal investment (both time and money) for your clinical success. I am so thankful for Liz’s time and expertise in creating this. As much as I love UpToDate, I don’t love analyzing all of the dense text. This is a much better option!" - Rachel O., NP

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