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Pathophysiology: Clinical Application at the Bedside

Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC
Full Day
May 18, 2016
PESI Publishing
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Sarah ran into the break room obviously upset. “I’m frazzled,” Sarah said. “When a patient presents with a less common condition or disease, it seems impossible to try to keep the pathophysiology, interventions and related treatments all straight. I want to give the best to my patients, but struggle to keep on top of everything.”

In your clinical position, you are generally competent; however, there are times when an assignment comes your way that gets your stomach turning. Oh dear, what does it mean when someone has had a Whipple procedure? Or does a patient with a parathyroid disease need more or less calcium; what are the signs of hypocalcaemia? What are the signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis? And what about the questions from patients’ loved ones… How is it best to educate lay people about diseases when the internet plays such a huge role in information sharing?

Relax and enjoy a day of pathophysiology with Rosale Lobo, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC. Rosale has a wonderful way of making this information interesting, fun and practice-changing! Learning will happen through an interactive approach that uses case studies, open discussions, media and anecdotal experiences to bring lessons to life. You are guaranteed to experience revitalization of your clinical competence and mastery of some very challenging disease facts.



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Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC's Profile

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Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC, has been a registered nurse for 37 years in the capacity of a nurse, legal nurse consultant, administrator, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Working with people in hospitals, clinics, and home care settings allowed her to study patients and healthcare professional’s experiences from various perspectives.

Dr. Lobo earned her PhD (2017), with research demonstrating the importance of educating nurses on documentation and patient safety. Her company, Lobo Consulting Group, LLC partners with medical malpractice attorneys nationwide to support their pursuit of justice for their clients. Through her versatile background, she has acquired expertise in the nuances and complexities of healthcare litigation and documentation. As a speaker, Dr. Lobo continues to travel the country speaking with nurses and healthcare systems about the pathways to safer practice patterns.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rosale Lobo has an employment relationship with Southern Connecticut State University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Descriptive Analysis of Human Functions

  • Pathology of disease
  • Homeostasis
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Regulatory language of diseases to increase visibility of severity of illness

Digestive Malfunctions – When Food Doesn’t Always Equal Fuel

  • Significant data to increase quality care outcomes
  • Pancreatic disruptions
  • Major GI organ failures
  • Hepatic disturbances

Metabolic and Endocrine – Hormonal Imbalances

  • Meaningful signs and symptoms for quality care
  • Type 1 diabetes instabilities
  • Type 2 diabetes & chronicities
  • Balancing disharmonious systems

Cardiovascular Imperfections – When Circulation is Disrupted

  • Identifying key assessment criteria for excellent care
  • Failures of the heart
  • Vascular insufficiencies
  • Coagulation cascades

The Flow of Urinary Movement – Diminishing Filtration

  • Educational conversations to support changes in body image
  • Obstructions along the pathways
  • Diversions and appliances

Respiratory Fluctuations – Conditions in Airflow

  • Documentation language that clarifies care provided
  • Constricted airways
  • Conditions of excessive secretions
  • Foreign obstructive irritants

Alterations in Neurological Functions – When Thinking & Doing is Tough

  • The latest modalities to ease mobility and cognitive dysfunctions
  • Injuries of the brain
  • Spinal cord disturbances



  1. Discover nitty-gritty tricks to simplify your nursing diagnostic skills.
  2. Identify key signs and symptoms that will help you “rule out” disease progression.
  3. Apply the impact of disease from a regulatory/reimbursement perspective.
  4. Apply comprehensive assessment skills into your evidence-based practice.
  5. Transform your assessment skills from good to great.
  6. Formulate clinical interventions based upon various pathologies that contribute to the goals.

Target Audience

Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals



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