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Hands-On Physical Assessment: More Patients, Less Time‚Äč

OUTLINE

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

OBJECTIVES

  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.

Program Information

Outline

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

 

Objectives

  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.

Copyright : 04/21/2017

Understanding Pathophysiology: Its Direct Impact on Patient Care

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Objectives

  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

Endocrine and Metabolic Problems

Cardiovascular and Renal Problems

Respiratory Problems

Shock

The Immune System

Copyright : 12/12/2017