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Advanced Assessment Skills: Master Cardiac, Neuro, & Respiratory Patients

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  1. Assess where and why vesicular, bronchovesicular and bronchial sounds can be normal or abnormal and the significance of the abnormalities.
  2. Appraise pathophysiology and differential diagnoses for crackles, wheezes, rhonchi and rubs.
  3. Develop 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.


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

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

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

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

Copyright : 01/22/2021

Advanced Pathophysiology & The Direct Impact on Patient Care

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  1. Evaluate clinical examples to explain the statement: "Virtually all human disease is 'autoimmune' in nature."
  2. Analyze an effective method to review options in pharmacologic therapy for any condition.
  3. Plan for the self-destructive spiral of progressive chronic heart failure.
  4. Determine how the statin drugs significantly reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (MI and stroke), regardless of the serum cholesterol level.
  5. Differentiate the mechanism underlying death in asthma and a way to prevent it.
  6. Apply the "Three Question Approach" to interpretation of arterial blood gases.
  7. Distinguish the "common mechanism" for shock, regardless of the initial cause.


Endocrine and Metabolic Problems

Cardiovascular and Renal Problems

Respiratory Problems


The Immune System

Copyright : 01/21/2021