2018 California Dreamin’ Nursing Conference with Barb Bancroft

Diabetes -- It’s Complicated!
Throw out most of what you have learned about diabetes and attend this comprehensive update on this complex disease. Barb discusses the pathophysiology of diabetes, focusing on the autoimmune nature of type 1 diabetes and the complicated pathophysiology with eight basic defects underlying type 2 diabetes. Barb will correlate the ten classes of drugs used to treat diabetes correlated with the underlying pathophysiology. A discussion of early onset "aggressive" type 2 diabetes will be discussed in young adults aged 15-30. Prevention and treatment of complications will also be covered. This is a diabetes lecture that you have never heard before and one that you will never forget--it's complicated, treatable, and in many instances, preventable.

Interpretation of Lab Tests
Barb’s approach to interpreting lab tests is a “must hear” for nurses in all areas and nurses at all levels. You will leave the seminar with a plethora of practical pearls that can be applied to your patients in the hospital, in the primary care facility, or in the ICU. The WBC and differential is discussed as it relates to viral infections, bacterial infections, and parasitic infections. Iron deficiency anemias will be differentiated from B12 and folic acid anemias--and, Barb will give you some helpful hints for patients with lead as a cause of anemia. The lipid profile will be discussed as will liver function tests and clinical correlations. Barb will also correlate various drugs with their effects on lab tests, including chemotherapy, antibiotics, statins, and other lipid-lowering agents.


  • When

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Friday, January 5, 2018
    8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
    600 Airport Blvd.
    Burlingame, California 94010

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