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2 Day: Advanced Assessment Skills: Respond to the Patient's Clues with Skill and Confidence

Program Information


  1. Integrate sound critical thinking and clinical decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate advanced heath assessment knowledge and skills including therapeutic communication.
  3. Manage a comprehensive database including functional assessment, psychological assessment, health and pharmacological history, and physical examination.
  4. Formulate appropriate laboratory and diagnostic testing.
  5. Evaluate findings of laboratory and diagnostic testing along with suggestions for treatment.
  6. Determine a differential diagnosis based on assessment data.
  7. Diagnose the area of the heart where ischemia, injury, or infarction are occurring based on 12-lead ECG.
  8. Choose the best interventions for stabilization of the deteriorating patient.
  9. Determine the key interventions to stabilize the successfully resuscitated patient.
  10. Analyze the latest clinical practice guidelines for common pathologies and comorbidities.
  11. Formulate documentation strategies to protect yourself and your practice in the case of lawsuit.
  12. Evaluate early signs of clinical deterioration to identify key interventions to initiate.


Psychosocial Assessment

General Survey of the Patient: What You See is What You Get…Well Not Always Look Into My Eyes Respiratory System…Much More than Breath Sounds Cardiovascular System…Beyond the Heart Gastro-intestinal System…Beyond the Large and Small Intestine Genitourinary System Musculoskeletal System Neurologic System Assessment of the Elderly Patient Rapid Assessment of the Decompensating Patient

Copyright : 04/20/2020

12-Lead EKG & Chest X-Ray Interpretation: Enhancing Assessment Skills for Improved Outcomes

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  1. Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury and infarction patterns.
  2. Specify the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  3. Evaluate axis deviation and the implications for clinical practice.
  4. Assess common cardiac and pulmonary disorders using the chest x-ray.
  5. Detect the placement of invasive lines on chest x-rays.
  6. Develop a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretation.
  7. Incorporate the clinical pearls of EKG and chest x-ray interpretation into daily practice.


Part I: The ABCs of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

The 12-Lead EKG

Ace the Axis

Beat the Bundles

Correlate the Coronary Anatomy

Differential Diagnosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Putting it all Together

Advanced Interpretation

Part II: Chest X-Ray Interpretation as Easy as Black & White

The Chest X-Ray

Systematic Approach

As Easy as Black

As Easy as White

Beyond the Basics

Copyright : 04/25/2019

Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition

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  1. Analyze 6 extra heart sounds and distinguish what they mean when you hear them.
  2. Assess the difference between systolic and diastolic murmurs, as well as clues to expected assessment finding with each.
  3. Analyze 5 adventitious breath sounds and understand the clue and common causes for their occurrence.
  4. Evaluate voice sounds to confirm pulmonary pathology.


Cardiac Assessment Skills

Pulmonary assessment

Copyright : 01/07/2016