Lipid Panel Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

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.

This applies to the VAST majority of patients in primary care, BUT, if you want the whole she-bang when it comes to lipid management (high triglycerides, secondary prevention, coronary calcium scores, etc), there’s still time to join the Lab Interpretation Crash Course (closes January 30th at 10pm EST! Click here to enroll.

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.


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8 thoughts on “Lipid Panel Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs”

    1. Totally! So no cheat sheets from me, but I recommend printing and using the three links below the video– the management algorithm based on their risk score, the intensities of statin therapy and the “risk enhancers” to help you decide with the intermediate risk people. I don’t have rights to share those, so you can directly print them off of that website. Let me know if it’s unclear!

        1. Oh shoot! Well on that page there’s a resources section that has those three topics on there. Thank you for letting me know!

    1. Totally am working on it!! Thanks for the feedback. There’s also an option to slow it down to 0.75x speed in the bottom right hand corner with the gear symbol – and if not, you can see it on the youtube version of the video at Hopefully that helps in the meantime!

  1. Just finished a course on cholesterol/lipids and treatment. And it mirrored your video. Thanks for providing such accurate data! And I enjoy watching your videos more than listening to the courses… Wish I could get CEU’s from you!!!

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