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More Patients, Less Time
Online Course
$399.98 USD
$199.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
ANGELICA F. DIZON, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
SEAN G. SMITH, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
7/21/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001270
Objectives
[+] [-] 076610 - Hands-On Physical Assessment:
  1. Assess where and why vesicular, bronchovesicular and bronchial sounds can be normal or abnormal and the significance of the abnormalities.
  2. Interpret pathophysiology and differential diagnoses for crackles, wheezes, rhonchi and rubs.
  3. Discuss management of obstructive vs. restrictive lung disease.
  4. Practice a thorough 6-part neurological exam and document findings.
  5. Evaluate primary causes of mental status changes and patients most at risk for delirium for quick intervention.
  6. Distinguish whether abnormal S1 and S2 heart sounds are pathological or benign.
  7. Determine whether systolic and diastolic murmurs indicate cardiac disease.

[+] [-] 076955 - Understanding Pathophysiology:
  1. Using clinical examples, explain the statement: “Virtually all human disease is ‘autoimmune’ in nature.”
  2. Outline an effective method to review options in pharmacologic therapy for any condition.
  3. Identify the self-destructive spiral of progressive chronic heart failure.
  4. Explain how the following drugs may abort or reverse the self-destructive spiral of heart failure: beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) blockers, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBS), aldosterone blockers, synthetic natriuretic proteins.
  5. Describe why the statin drugs significantly reduce a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (MI and stroke), regardless of the serum cholesterol level.
  6. Describe the mechanism underlying death in asthma and identify a way to prevent it.
  7. Apply the “Three Question Approach” to interpretation of arterial blood gases.
  8. Breakdown the “common mechanism” for shock, regardless of the initial cause.

Outline
[+] [-] 076610 - Hands-On Physical Assessment:

Head-to-Toe Approach - Learn tips, tricks, and tools to conduct a quick and precise head-to-toe assessment

  • Assess the patient using the most comprehensive approach
  • Evaluate baseline and identify patient status changes
  • Devise tips and tools to perform a more efficient exam without missing key clues
  • Conduct proper assessment skills - inspection, palpation, percussions, auscultation

Neurological Exam - Mastering the 6-Part components of a Neuro exam in less time

  • Unraveling the 6-Part components of a thorough Neurological Examination
  • ABCT Components of Mental Status
  • Key points and clues of using Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Instrument and what can be diagnosed as a result
  • Evaluate an efficient and accurate assessment of normal vs. abnormal findings for: altered mental status, cranial nerves, motor, sensory, cerebellar functions, reflexes
  • Danger Signs for abnormal findings and how to identify diseases by physical examination
  • LIVE PARTNER DEMOS: Practice with case studies and proper assessment
    • Key clues you can’t miss
    • Risk factors, readings, subjective and objective data
    • Plan of care

Respiratory Exam - Identifying the different breath sounds and their locations to narrow down diagnosis

  • Physical assessment of the respiratory system - key points of normal anatomy to remember
  • Identification of normal, abnormal, decreased or absent breath and lung sounds
  • Assessment and techniques of Tactile Fremitus, percussion, lung auscultation
  • Interpreting what you are hearing and what you should expect to hear:
  • Bronchial, Broncho-vesicular, Vesicular Breath Sounds
  • Bronchophony, Egophony, Whispered Petroliloquy
  • Death Rattle, Absent Breath Sounds
  • Learning the adventitious sounds like Crackles, Rhonchi, Stridor, Wheezes and what to do with them
  • What Lung Sounds to expect in different disease states
  • LIVE PARTNER DEMOS: Practice with sounds: Listen, assess, and learn

Cardiac Exam - Knowing the different murmurs, their presentation, sounds and location to accurately pinpoint the disease process

  • Examination of mitral, tricuspid, pulmonary, and aortic
  • Auscultation sites, sequencing and skills
  • Characteristics of a functional murmur
  • How to identify?
  • 7-point classification
  • When does a murmur become pathologic?
  • Strategies for detection of abnormal cardiac sounds
  • LIVE PARTNER DEMOS: Practice and learn with examples

[+] [-] 076955 - Understanding Pathophysiology:

Endocrine and Metabolic Problems

  • Pituitary disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Free radicals — Essential in health, deadly in disease
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Apoptosis
  • Adrenal gland dysfunction
  • Addison’s disease
  • Jaundice
  • Implications of hormones
  • Thyroid disorders - Mechanism of onset affects treatment

Cardiovascular and Renal Problems

  • Starling’s Law - Normal capillary flow
  • Heart failure
  • Relationship between cardiac diseases and hypertension
  • Unraveling hypertension
  • Current concept on cardiogenic shock
  • Atherosclerosis - The role of inflammation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Acid-base disorders

Respiratory Problems

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations
  • Obstructive lung diseases affecting the mechanics of lung ventilation
  • Sudden death in asthma
  • Acute lung failure/ARDS
  • Arterial blood gases - Made simple

Shock

  • Common mechanisms of all types of shock
  • The cardinal role of mediators in shock
  • Newer therapies based on current pathophysiological understanding
  • End points of resuscitation
  • What type of shock is this?

The Immune System

  • Inflammation - Acute phase response
  • Systemic inflammatory response
  • Infection – Part of a bigger picture
  • Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  • Stress reaction
  • Autoimmune diseases


Author

ANGELICA F. DIZON, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN

Angelica F. Dizon is a doctor of medicine and a registered nurse, with more than two decades of experience in clinical practice and academic teaching, both in the hospital setting and academia. Angelica has been well recognized for her past work in medical surgical roles, and has also gained experiences working in home health care and skilled nursing. More recently, she has served as the director of clinical services in one of the leading home healthcare agencies in Maryland.

Her diverse experiences have provided her with a unique perspective on the importance of having an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology to facilitate the highest level of disease management and patient care. Angelica excels at putting complex topics into "plain English". This skill, combined with her vast medical and nursing experiences, ensure a highly informative and enjoyable day - for an interdisciplinary audience. Disclosures:

Financial: Angelica F. Dizon is a faculty member for Radians College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Angelica F. Dizon has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

SEAN G. SMITH, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN

Sean G. Smith has experience in both emergency care and critical care. He has written neo-natal/pediatric pharmacology CE exams for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, as well as writing for Mosby clinical updates. He has practiced and taught critical/emergency care and pre-hospital emergency medical services for over 20 years. Career highlights include research in molecular endocrinology, serving in the US Navy, a wide variety of ICUs, flight nursing, and medical missions, as well as offering medical support to NASA. Sean lectures at the national level and has extensive text review/exam writing/contributing author credits. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications in critical care, emergency, and flight nursing, as well as cardiac medicine, and neonatal/pediatric critical care transport.

Sean is a dedicated and respected educator serving as an official Instructor for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Basic Life Support (BLS-RF), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS-RF), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS-RF), Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC), Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), and Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS-IC).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 076610 - Hands-On Physical Assessment:
[+] [-] 076955 - Understanding Pathophysiology:
Audience
Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners