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You report your patient is stable, then they go into shock.
You missed something...are you prepared to defend your actions and your license?

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...
Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System

Master the Details

and improve your patients' treatment outcomes!

Valued at $599.97
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Plus, earn up to 17.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
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Here's what you'll learn in this comprehensive online course:
The Lungs in Detail
with Angelica F. Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C
The Lungs in Detail
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.
The Kidneys in Detail
with Carla J. Moschella, PA-C, MS, RD
The Kidneys in Detail
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, PA-C, MS, RD, 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.
The Immune System in Detail
with Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C
The Immune System in Detail
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.
In Detail:
Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System

Valued at $599.97
Today Only $347.98 — Unbelievable Savings!
The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
Watch your email for your order confirmation, and get instant access to all course materials — all designed to help you effectively master the details of the lungs, kidneys, and immune system. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! You'll have unlimited access to all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on your phone or tablet. Choose video or audio-only versions of online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.
Instantly collaborate with other professionals on the course materials through interactive message boards. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on the details of the lungs, kidneys, and immune system, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Complete your online CE tests and earn up to 17.5 CE hours! Click here for CE credit details and credit details specific to your profession.
About the Speakers:
Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C
Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C

Angelica Dizon, MD, MSN, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN, NP-C, is a physician, advanced care practitioner, and a registered nurse, with more than two decades of experience in clinical practice. Angelica serves as the director of clinical services in one of the leading home healthcare agencies in Maryland. She has extensive past experiences both in the acute care and long-term care settings as well. Her diverse experiences provide her with unique perspectives on the importance of an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology. As a clinician, she sees complicated patient cases that require a keen understanding of overlapping disease processes. Angelica enjoys sharing her expertise and excels at putting complex topics in to a plain English approach. As such, she is a sought-after presenter, sharing her vast knowledge with experienced interdisciplinary audiences across the country.

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Carla J. Moschella, PA-C, MS, RD
Carla J. Moschella, PA-C, MS, RD

Carla Moschella, PA-C, MS, RD, is a physician assistant and registered dietitian with over 25 years of clinical experience in nutrition, nephrology, gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She 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.

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In Detail:
Lungs, Kidneys, & Immune System

Valued at $599.97
Today Only $347.98 — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 17.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for CE credit details

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