Full Course Description


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

  • 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

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

Program Information

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

  • 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

Copyright : 12/12/2017