2021 A Practical Approach to Laboratory Abnormalities

Discover a general framework for assessing laboratory abnormalities and an overview of common lab tests and drug levels. 


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Learn how to understand and interpret common laboratory values through examining framework assessments and reviewing questions such as is the value abnormal? Is management necessary? And more. The program will advance your knowledge of various lab tests including, electrolytes, complete blood count (CBC), serum creatinine, liver function tests, and thyroid function tests. Also, gain insights into therapeutic drug levels. With the increase in access to patient’s clinical information via provincial viewers, this course will better equip you in your day-to-day practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of common laboratory tests that pharmacists may use in their clinical practice 
  • Provide a general, practical framework to the assessment of laboratory abnormalities 
  • Understand the value of drug levels and how to interpret them 

Course outline:

  • A Practical Approach to Laboratory Abnormalities (0.5 hour)
  • Final Exam (0.25 hour)
  • Program’s Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 0.75 hours to complete
  • 0 CEUs
  • Available until August 1, 2022
  • Online
  • Accreditation: N/A
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules, complete the multiple-choice exam with a score of 70 per cent or higher (two attempts), and complete the program evaluation.

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their knowledge with reading lab values and interpreting them in clinical settings.

Development Team:

  • Sharon Yamashita, RPh (BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP)
  • Justin Lin, RPh (BScPhm, PharmD, BCGP)
  • Jamie Yuen, RPh (BScPhm, BCGP)