Do you feel confident in review and understanding lab results? Yes or No? What could make you more confident? What techniques have you used in the past to learn more?
This is meant to be a “learn from eachother” post
For me, as a former ICU nurse, I felt very weak in lab study/understanding as a new nurse. I found it was always best to ask why when I did not understand how this could impact a patient. Also, I lived with my lab interpretation manual and things eventually became easier. I forced myself to understand the impoact of sodium, potassium and the impacts the imbalances have on the heart. Also, how certain meds (Lasix) can deplete this……