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You report your patient is stable, then they go into shock.
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You know the basics — now it's time to master the details.

  • Do you wonder why patients who suffer respiratory arrest often complain of anxiety as much as 8 hours before they decompensate?
  • Do you have a hard time explaining how certain drugs can cause renal dysfunction?
  • Do you get confused about the normal inflammatory response process?
  • Do you lack the confidence to explain the "whys" to patients and families — why this medication, why that test, why those symptoms?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the course for you!

You care for a variety of complex patients each day — you need to be able to identify changes in their symptoms early and respond appropriately to avoid life-threatening complications. Even seasoned nurses remain confused about these conditions, feel insecure in their assessments, and wonder if the action they took was the best way to respond.

This comprehensive online video course will take you to the expert level. By building your knowledge step by step, you'll finally have the specialized clinical skills and strategies to respond confidently and effectively for your patients' well-being.

  • Communicate more effectively with physicians and your peers.
  • Feel more confident.
  • Provide safer and more effective care!

Here is your invitation to transform your career — and your patients' lives...

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Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System
Master the Details
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Here's what you'll learn in this comprehensive online course:
SESSION 1:
The Lungs in Detail
with Angelica F. Dizon, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
Have you ever wondered why:
  • Patients who suffer respiratory arrest often complain of anxiety as much as 8 hours before they decompensate?
  • Pulse oximetry can be normal when your patient is having difficulty breathing?
  • Abnormal breath sounds form and what they mean?
If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about how a pulmonary embolism affects lung function or why some asthmatics can become hypoxic and stop breathing, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.

Most of us learned our anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in school where we were focused primarily on passing the class. We memorized, we studied, but we quickly forgot.

Understanding the essential concepts of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately.

  • THE LUNG REVEALED — Examine the structure and function of the components of the lungs, airways and endocrine controls that affect pulmonary function.
  • OXYGEN DELIVERY AND CONSUMPTION — Find out how the lung controls acid/base balance and the mechanisms that protect the body from hypoxic injury.
  • COMMON PULMONARY CONDITIONS — Find out what is really going on during acute pulmonary edema, COPD, and pulmonary embolism.
  • LESS COMMON PULMONARY DISORDERS — Discover the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind less common pulmonary disorders such as ARDS, hospital-acquired pneumonia, and pulmonary hypertension.
SESSION 2:
The Kidneys in Detail
with Carla J. Moschella, MS, PA-C, RDN
Have you ever wondered:
  • What the serum osmolality means to your patient?
  • How to anticipate electrolyte disorders?
  • When do drugs and IV dye affect renal function?
If you are like many other healthcare professionals, you might find fluids and electrolytes to be intimidating; renal function to be mysterious, and concepts like osmolality to be downright confusing. But, wait...now there's hope!

In The Kidneys in Detail Carla J. Moschella, MS, PA-C, RDN, explains the complexities of fluids and electrolytes in simple terms that you will be able to understand and gives you practical ways to use the information at the bedside with your next patient.

If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about why their potassium is low for the third day in a row, or how certain drugs can cause renal dysfunction, or why it is important that you measure intake and output, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.

  • THE KIDNEYS REVEALED — The structure and function of components of the mechanical and hormonal systems of the kidneys.
  • RENAL DYSFUNCTION — What happens to cause decreased renal function and why.
  • ELECTROLYTES AND THE KIDNEYS — Find out why your patient's electrolytes are out of range and what you can do about it.
  • KIDNEYS AND FLUIDS: THE BALANCING ACT — Discover how the kidneys act to maintain fluid balance and osmolality; and how to find problems before they occur.
SESSION 3:
The Immune System in Detail
with Angelica Dizon, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
If you could master only one concept during your career, it should be the inflammatory response.

Do you care for patients with:
  • Cardiac disorders?
  • Respiratory disorders?
  • Gastrointestinal disorders?
  • Neurological disorders?
  • Infection, cancer, or immunosuppression?
Inflammation is responsible for many of the disease processes that we treat; it is the primary response for healing and protecting the body from injury. In order to provide extraordinary care for your patients, you must understand the inflammatory response.

Although the inflammatory response is incredibly complex, the results of inflammation can be broken down into three major events: 1) vasodilation, 2) capillary permeability, and 3) clotting. The results of these events are what cause the problems we associate with many different conditions such as septic shock, ARDS, atherosclerosis, and many others. But, the lack of a response can be just as devastating — exposing the body to a myriad of deadly infections.

Learn how to manage patients with inflammation, and those whose inflammatory response is inhibited, by mastering the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of inflammatory and immune responses.

If you've had trouble with these concepts in the past, then this is the program for you! You will get the detail you need — explained at a level that you will fully understand.

  • THE IMMUNE SYSTEM REVEALED — Explore the inner workings of the immune system, like you've never heard it before!
  • INFLAMMATION: THE CENTER OF ATTENTION — How the inflammatory response works and what you can do to assess and treat complications.
  • INFLAMMATION OUT OF CONTROL — Sepsis, allergies, organ rejection, and anaphylactic reactions: the symptoms and how to treat the complications.
  • COMMON IMMUNE DISORDERS — Treat and Prevent Autoimmune disease, HIV, and antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System

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About the Speakers:

ANGELICA F. DIZON, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN

Click for more info Angelica F. Dizon is a doctor of medicine and a registered nurse, 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. More 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 perspective on the importance of having an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology to facilitate the highest level of disease management and patient care. Angelica excels at putting complex topics into "plain English". This skill, combined with her vast medical and nursing experiences, ensure a highly informative and enjoyable day — for an interdisciplinary audience.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Angelica F. Dizon is a faculty member for Radians College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Angelica F. Dizon has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

CARLA J. MOSCHELLA, MS, PA-C, RDN

Carla J. Moschella is a physician assistant and registered dietitian with over 25 years of clinical experience in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She received her Master of Science degree in Medical Dietetics from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and her Physician Associate Certificate from Yale University School of Medicine. She was employed for several years as a physician assistant in nephrology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In that capacity, she managed patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease, including those who were undergoing evaluation for a kidney transplant and those who already had received one.

Carla has lectured at many national and state conferences on kidney disease, including at the National Kidney Foundation's annual meetings, at the physician assistant's national conference in New Orleans, and at several physician assistant state associations, including Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. She is the author of the chapter on nephrology in Lange Q&A Physician Assistant Examination, published by McGraw-Hill, the PA text for preparation for the national certifying and recertifying exams. She authored an article on the National Kidney Foundation's practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and she co-authored an article entitled, "Interaction between cyclosporin A and Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) following organ transplantation" in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Carla is a member of Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants, and Alpha Eta, the national honor society for allied health professionals.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Carla Moschella an employment relationship with Logistics Health Inc. She receives speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Carla Moschella has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Learning that Fits Your Schedule:
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4 Complete your CE tests online. Once you pass, you can print your CE certificate online instantly — earn 17.5+ CE hours.
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Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System

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