Blood Tests for Cholecystitis (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So let's start with blood test.

    00:03 This is what we're going to go first.

    00:05 And I've got four of them listed for you on the screen CBC, liver function tests, bilirubin, amylase and lipase.

    00:13 This is usually the time where students doze off, you'll lose them, but I don't want that for you because I know you see a list here, but there is so much we can learn about a patient's liver, their gallbladder and their pancreas function from these four particular labs.

    00:30 So let me show you how we use them and then I'll break each one down for you because I want you to become an expert at interpreting lab work for your patience.

    00:40 Now look at all we can learn I mean, this is another list I get it.

    00:45 But by the time we're done with this presentation, you'll be able to understand why these labs are chosen based on the patient's symptoms.

    00:53 Look we've got biliary colic which is acute pain choledocholithiasis, pancreatic gallstone, chronic cholecystitis, and acute cholecystitis.

    01:05 Don't even worry about writing these down.

    01:08 We've got them in the notes for you.

    01:10 But I want you to see that right now you may not understand how this lab work all works together, but you will by the time that we're done.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Blood Tests for Cholecystitis (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Diagnosis (Nursing).

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    1. CBC
    2. Liver function tests
    3. Bilirubin
    4. Thyroid panel
    5. Basic metabolic panel

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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