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Format for handwritten lab values

  1. 0 I have noticed that people write lab results in a "tree" or diagram format, not needing to put in what lab is what.

    Anyone have a copy of that as a "key" so that I can learn how to use that "tree" thingy and write my labs like that?

    I've tried to google...what is the format that people use to write their CBC's and electrolyte panels? I can't find it on google. It's like a diagram or something, then they just plug the values in different parts of the lined off areas... without having to write what value is what. Anyone that can help me out here, I'd be grateful! I've seen this format on kardexes and report sheets... but somehow the "key" has slipped my mind! I'm in a class with five gals and none of us know, but want to!

    Thanks!
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 10, '07 : Reason: merged duplicate posts
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  3. Visit  CaLLaCoDe profile page
    #1 10
    I use them every day...stick figures for lab values>>> Sorry, my computer can't draw the stick and put the values in at the same time...however if you use the sticks below where the values go you may get the picture ;-)
    Below are the value positions for BMP lab:

    Na/Cl/Bun< glucose
    K+/Co2/Creat


    Below are the lab value positions for CBC lab:



    wbc>HGB<PLT
    ****Hct


    Below are the stick figures ...put the values in the appropriate spots as described above:

    >--< This stick figure is used for CBC lab


    ---l--l--< This stick figure is used for BMP lab



    PS: Hopefully someone can give you an address of a website that explains stick figures. I tried but came up empty handed!
    Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Sep 10, '07
  4. Visit  SaderNurse05 profile page
    #2 0
    Quote from TeleRNer
    I use them every day...stick figures for lab values>>> Sorry, my computer can't draw the stick and put the values in at the same time...however if you use the sticks below where the values go you may get the picture ;-)
    Below are the value positions for BMP lab:

    Na/Cl/Bun< glucose
    K+/Co2/Creat


    Below are the lab value positions for CBC lab:



    wbc>HGB<PLT
    ****Hct


    Below are the stick figures ...put the values in the appropriate spots as described above:

    >--< This stick figure is used for CBC lab


    ---l--l--< This stick figure is used for BMP lab



    PS: Hopefully someone can give you an address of a website that explains stick figures. I tried but came up empty handed!
    Does doing these this way help interpret what the results mean?
  5. Visit  GilaRRT profile page
    #3 3
    This is also called a "fish bone lab diagram." It does not interpret the labs, it is simply a method that some people use to chart lab findings. I utilize this method because it is quick and saves space.
  6. Visit  SweetOldWorld profile page
    #4 0
    Check out the post by Papaw John on this thread:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f50/lab-...et-121878.html

    I wonder if he's still around?
  7. Visit  GilaRRT profile page
    #5 6
    I hate to do this; however, Wilkpedia is the only link I can easily find with actual pictures of the diagrams.

    Check here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:CBC_with_Hct.jpg

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_metabolic_panel
  8. Visit  superwee profile page
    #6 0
    Super! Just what i needed!

    Thanks!
  9. Visit  jsouza profile page
    #7 0
    This all was helpful, thanks. This is what I was looking for. I couldn't find it on google, no matter how I described it....
  10. Visit  sunshinegrl1979 profile page
    #8 4
    You can also see several "fishbone convention" diagrams on the PathGuy's website. Scroll about 1/4 of the way down. www.pathguy.com/lectures/profilin.htm
  11. Visit  mikeicurn profile page
    #9 1
    I was looking for something similar, and ended up making my own. I made up some sheets with instructions and put them on my website so my classmates could download them. You can find mine at http:/michaelboggs.webs.com/forms.htm Look for "fishbones:.
  12. Visit  kkingst1 profile page
    #10 2
    I also found it on this site!

    http://www.gkeonline.com/ilog/notes/admit.html
  13. Visit  Hope.A profile page
    #11 3
    There's also a free iPhone app that uses this, in case anyone is interested. It's called "MedLab Tutor" and it's from Georgia Health Sciences University. You can find it pretty easily in the app store, or go to www.georgiahealth.edu/mobile/medlab. (and no, I don't work for them or anything, I just use this app as a nursing student and it's been helpful to me!). Hope this helps somebody else!
  14. Visit  SweetOldWorld profile page
    #12 0
    Quote from Hope.A
    There's also a free iPhone app that uses this, in case anyone is interested. It's called "MedLab Tutor" and it's from Georgia Health Sciences University. You can find it pretty easily in the app store, or go to www.georgiahealth.edu/mobile/medlab. (and no, I don't work for them or anything, I just use this app as a nursing student and it's been helpful to me!). Hope this helps somebody else!
    Thanks for posting this!

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