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Digital Seminar

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


Faculty:
Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C
Duration:
6 Hours 19 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 22, 2021
Product Code:
POS076610
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

Each shift, the pressure of time feels constant. We want to give our best to patients but have to prioritize, with the time that is available. We know how instrumental our physical assessments are. They constantly contribute to the patient’s picture – the plan of care, evaluating if the patient is improving….or declining.

We can not afford to miss important clues that are available to us, through a top-notch assessment. The American Medical Association shared this staggering statistic….8 in 10 misdiagnoses were due, in part, to problems in the patient encounter, such as errors during the physical exam or medical history taking.” How many times in the past might you have missed identifying a concern with a patient? Do you want to be sure that does not happen again?

Angelica F. Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C, will share from her extensive years in practice, working as a physician and advance practice nurse. She has collected pearls of insight that will help you, too, to finally grasp assessment strategies at an advanced level.

Whether you need to perform a rapid, focused patient assessment or a more comprehensive evaluation of the patient, Angelica will elevate your own clinical skill set. Often patient care becomes very complex with multiple conditions and diagnoses overlapping. At the end of this comprehensive training, you will be able to target your clinical assessments, challenge your critical thinking and gain confidence in the interventions that you initiate — on your very next shift!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.25 contact hours. Expires: 01/22/2024.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 6.25 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.25 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 01/22/2021. It was last reviewed on 02/27/2021 and is valid until 02/27/2024. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C's Profile

Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C Related seminars and products: 4


Angelica F. Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C, is a registered nurse and a doctor of medicine with two decades of experience in clinical practice and academic teaching, predominantly in the hospital setting.

Angelica has been well recognized for her past work in medical surgical roles, and has also gained experiences working in home health care and skilled nursing. Most recently, she’s serving as the director of clinical services in one of the leading home healthcare agencies in Maryland.

Her diverse experiences have provided her with a unique patient perspective to facilitate the highest level of patient care – anticipated findings, as well as identification and monitoring of various disease states. Her passion and talent for educating and mentoring other healthcare professionals will make this an event you don’t want to miss!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angelica F. Dizon is a faculty member for Radians College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angelica F. Dizon has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  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.

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 - inspect, auscultate, palpate, percuss

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

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

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

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 3

Comments

JUNGHWA P

"great assessment classes with an amazing instructor"

Shelley W

"Insructor is very smart,pleasant and explains things well."

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