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The Heart in Detail

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Objectives

  1. Utilize the “Thumbs Technique” to determine the ventricular axis of the heart.
  2. Analyze the more common cardiac arrhythmias and discuss the causes.
  3. Evaluate the comparison of coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  4. Differentiate ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns on a 12-lead EKG, 15-lead, and right-sided EKG.
  5. Integrate new evidenced-based guidelines to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  6. Categorize the process of valvular dysfunction and state treatments for aortic and mitral valve disease.
  7. Evaluate the evidenced-based treatments to include medications and invasive procedures for chronic heart failure.

Outline

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

Don’t Miss a Beat Interpreting Heart Sounds

Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias

Clues from the EKG

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: Pharmacological Therapies

The Failing Heart: Acute Management Priorities Systolic vs. Diastolic Heart Failure

Valvular Heart Disease: Why the Left Side?

Advanced Skills in Assessment & Decision-Making

Copyright : 12/21/2020

The Brain in Detail

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Outline

The Electrical & Neurochemical Function of the Brain

The ABCs of the Rapid Neuro Exam

Intracranial Pressure Made Easy

The NEED to Know Neuro Disorders & Injuries

Common Cranial Nerve Disorders

Dissecting Brain Events/Stroke

Differentiating Headaches

Handling Seizures Effectively

NEURO Take Home Tool Kit – 80 pages of Quick References to use with your next neurological patient

Objectives

  1. Analyze neuroanatomy as applicable to complex neurologic patients.
  2. Evaluate neurological assessment strategies related to cranial nerves I-XII.
  3. Assess cognitive changes and associated mental status for a variety of head injuries
  4. Develop management strategies for timely recognition and treatment of stroke symptoms.
  5. Demonstrate the clinical presentation and treatment recommendations for seizure types.
  6. Assess essential management strategies for patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Copyright : 10/17/2017

Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition

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Objectives

  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.

Outline

Cardiac Assessment Skills


Pulmonary assessment

Copyright : 01/07/2016