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Impact Patient Care
Key Physical Assessment Strategies and the Underlying Pathophysiology

Are you missing vital clues during physical assessments?

What separates nursing from other specialties is our ability to assess for signs and symptoms of disease. But physical assessment exams can be disjointed, confusing, and overwhelming.

In this self-paced online course, top experts will guide you step-by-step through the physical assessment and underlying pathophysiology. You'll walk away with an orderly way to do physical assessments so you don't lose the flow or forget steps. It's quick, it's neat, it's concise, and it's very complete.
 
"The incorporation of real-life heart and lung sounds make this presentation come alive."
 
  • Listen to normal and abnormal heart and lung sounds and step through the origin and significance of each sound
  • Learn methods to properly document your assessments and findings
  • Discover nitty-gritty tricks to simplify your nursing diagnostic skills
  • Revitalize your clinical competence and master challenging disease facts

Expectations are high, and every detail matters. Take the fear out of assessments with this information-packed course — work at your own pace to boost your skills, gain confidence, and make good assessments.

 

ONLINE COURSE
Master the Physical Assessment
and improve your patients' treatment outcomes!
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Watch the video sessions at your own pace.
Earn 12+ CE hours from the comfort of home.
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Here's what you'll learn in this comprehensive online course:
SESSION 1:
Mastering Physical Assessment Skills: Identify Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Disorders
with Diane S. Wrigley, BS, PA-C
Learn to identify the different variants in the cardiac, respiratory and neurological assessments. National speaker and expert, Diane Wrigley, BS, PA-C, has developed a CD that accurately plays both abnormal and normal heart and lung sounds. Diane will teach you the origin and significance of these sounds utilizing the auditory portion of the CD. Differential diagnoses are considered and a systematic six-part neurological assessment is reviewed and demonstrated for you.

Case studies will be presented for discussion to help reinforce the physical assessment skills and listening techniques. Diane will also illustrate the proper methods to document your assessments and findings. You will feel confident leaving this seminar with information you can utilize for your future patient assessments.
 
  • Strategies to detect and identify abnormal heart and lung sounds
  • Case Studies and audio playback to enhance learning
  • Crackles, wheezes, rubs, gallops, clicks and snaps
  • Full disclosure and how this leads to proper differential diagnoses
  • Characteristics and causes of heart murmurs
  • Complete 6-part neuro exam made simple — exam will be demonstrated
  • Discussion and work-up for mental status changes
SESSION 2:
Pathophysiology: Clinical Application at the Bedside
with Rosale Lobo, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC
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.
 
  • Nitty gritty facts about common (and some less common) diseases
  • Useful checklists to make assessments quick and easy
  • Key points to document for clarity of communication
  • Pertinent points that add to your clinical confidence
  • Acronyms that take the guess work out of pathophysiology recall

 

 

Plus, if you register today, you'll get these additional bonuses:
Bonus
Bonus Downloads
A $59.99 Value!

Heart and Lung Sounds Reference Library
by Diane S. Wrigley, BS, PA-C
Audio Download

This audio is a reference library of 23 lung and 23 heart sounds, with a playing time of nearly an hour. There is a brief verbal description of each sound. Normal heart and lung sounds are included, as well as the more common abnormal sounds that are encountered in clinical practice. Unknowns are provided at the end of the CD to sharpen your skills, for which an answer key is included.
Click for more info
Laboratory Tests Made Easy: A Plain English Approach, Second Edition
by Mikel A Rothenberg, M.D. & Sean Smith, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN
PDF Book Download

This fully revised and updated book puts the information right at the fingertips of any medical professional at any experience level. Laboratory Tests Made Easy is a must for your professional library.

Topics include:
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Urinalysis
  • Chemistry profiles
  • Liver Function tests
  • Thyroid tests
  • Hepatitis tests
  • HIV/AIDS tests
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Natriuretic Protein Levels
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Clotting Function tests
  • Lipid tests
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Pancreatic tests
  • Microbiology tests
  • Cancer Screening tests
  • 21 Case Studies

 

 

Impact Patient Care:
Key Physical Assessment Strategies
and the Underlying Pathophysiology


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TODAY ONLY $149.99
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About the Speakers:

DIANE S. WRIGLEY, BS, PA-C

Diane S. Wrigley currently works in family practice and emergency room settings in Maine's mid-coast hospitals. A Physician Assistant for 27 years, she has seen all ages from the young pediatric patients to the very elderly patients. Her clinical experience includes preventative health care as well as managing acute problems and chronic illnesses. Diane's years in a broad-based family medicine practice prepared her for being the provider in a 15-bed coastal hospital ER. Her responsibilities included being the house officer for the in-patients as well as taking calls for five out-lying family medicine practices after hours. She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of New England Physician Assistant program lecturing and precepting PA students in a rural health care rotation and has been a lecturer in the Ship's Medicine Course at the Maine Maritime Academy where she trained ship medical officers to render medical aid when out to sea.

Diane's current practice is in a rural setting where critical thinking skills and strong physical assessment evaluations are required. Diane's strategies and techniques have systematically and comprehensively improved patient outcomes.

Disclosures:
Financial: Diane S. Wrigley is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Diane S. Wrigley has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
ROSALE LOBO, PHD(C), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC

Rosale Lobo has 30 years of combined experience as a direct care nurse, faculty, administrator, and legal nurse consultant. Rosale is a staff nurse at a large teaching hospital in Connecticut and serves as clinical faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She began working with attorneys in North Carolina and expanded her independent legal nurse consulting practice to New York, Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut. Plaintiff medical malpractice attorneys have utilized her expertise as both an expert witness and a "behind-the-scenes" consultant.

Rosale is a BSN graduate from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York (1986) and she graduated magna cum laude with her master's degree from Hunter College, New York. Rosale currently attends Walden University in the School of Public Policy and Healthcare Administration, completing her dissertation research on Nursing Documentation Policy. Rosale is the author of Guilty or Innocent, Protecting Your License Through Proper Nursing Documentation (PHC Publishing Group, 2012). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, past educational board member for the Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and the American Society of Public Administration.

Disclosures:
Financial: Rosale Lobo is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media. Ms. Lobo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

 

Learning that Fits Your Schedule:
1 Watch the videos at your own pace. You'll have unlimited access for one year.
2 Add the full video downloads to your reference library to reference again and again in the future.
3 Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Share your reactions, exchange ideas, ask questions, and network with your peers.
4 Complete your CE tests online. Once you pass, you can print your CE certificate online instantly — earn 12+ CE hours.
4 Download everything in this course. It's yours to keep forever.

 

 

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So, what happens next?
  • Register now for instant access to the online community portal for this series.
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  • Start interacting with hundreds of other course attendees via chat message boards and community forums.
  • Complete CE tests online when it's convenient for you, to earn up to earn 12+ CE hours.

 

 

Impact Patient Care:
Key Physical Assessment Strategies
and the Underlying Pathophysiology


Valued at $459.97
TODAY ONLY $149.99
That's $309.98 Off!

Limited Time Offer — Don't Miss Out!