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Practical Approach to the Physical Assessment: The Clinician's Roadmap
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
$119.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
6 hr 3 min
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
RACHEL CARTWRIGHT-VANZANT, PHD, MS, RN, LHRM, LNCC, CCRN-K
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
2/13/2015
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV076535
Objectives
  1. List eight system elements included in a review of systems.
  2. Identify three strategies to assess patients for low health literacy.
  3. Revise documented entries applying the “FACT” rule.
  4. Interpret arterial blood gases in a flash.
  5. Name three signs and symptoms of inadequate oxygenation.
  6. Identify the waveforms of a normal EKG pattern.
  7. Discuss possible etiology and significance of common cardiovascular assessment abnormalities.
  8. Identify structures in regions of the abdomen.
  9. Discuss abdominal assessment findings that warrant emergent intervention intestinal obstructions.
  10. Incorporate the cranial nerves assessment, Glasgow coma scale, and reflex grading scale to the neurologic exam.
Outline

INTERVIEWING, HISTORY-TAKING AND DOCUMENTATION TECHNIQUES

Communication Skills and Interview Strategies

  • Communications strategies for sensitive topics
    • Mental health issues
    • Drug/alcohol issues
    • Sexuality issues
    • Other sensitive issues
  • General literacy & health literacy

Core Adult History and Physical Exam Skills

  • Accountability for obtaining baseline data
    • Recording the assessment
    • Reporting relevant data
  • Past medical history
  • Chief complaint
    • Analysis of a symptom
    • Remember “OPQRST”
  • Elements of a history
    • Problem focused
    • Detailed
    • Comprehensive

Physical Exam Techniques

  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation

Critical Thinking Skills

  • Assessment
  • Nursing diagnosis
  • Planning & outcome identification
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

Documenting the Physical Exam

  • Electronic medical records
  • Strategies to overcome the dangers of
  • Charting by Exception
  • Legal implications & nursing standards

ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR CHALLENGING SYMPTOMS

Integumentary System

  • Legal issues surrounding the skin
  • Assessment and common abnormalities
    • Anatomy of the skin
    • Pressure sore staging/grading
    • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

Head and Neck

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
  • Abnormal facial features

Thorax and Lungs

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
    • Respiratory landmarks
    • Oxygen transport and delivery
    • Abnormal breath sounds
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • ABG interpretation

Cardiac and Vascular Systems

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
    • Cardiac landmarks
    • Basic EKG analysis
  • Abnormal heart sounds

Abdomen

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
    • Abdominal landmarks

Musculoskeletal System

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
    • Grading muscle tone and strength
  • Osteoarthritis vs autoimmune

Nervous System

  • Assessment and common abnormalities
  • Autonomic nervous system
    • Parasympathetic nervous system
    • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Interactive cranial nerves
    • Normal findings
    • Abnormal significance
  • Head injury
    • “Nature of the injury”
    • Concussion
    • Increasing intracranial pressure

Case Studies

Author

RACHEL CARTWRIGHT-VANZANT, PHD, MS, RN, LHRM, LNCC, CCRN-K

Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has worked as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist. As such, she has been integral to the most at-risk patients. She draws from over thirty years of clinical, educator and consulting roles for the assurance of quality of patient care and safety.

Rachel is licensed as a health care risk manager and provides expert witness testimony in civil court cases regarding patient care issues that come under legal scrutiny when standards of care are challenged. Rachel's seminars incorporate not only the best clinical practice standards but include real litigation examples.

Viewed by her colleagues as an extremely skilled speaker, she possesses the unique ability to transform challenging topics into engaging and practice-changing events. This expertise has been sought to educate healthcare professionals all across the country. Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant is the Owner of Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Nursing at Palm Beach State College. Ms. Cartwright-Vanzant receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 2/13/2018
No CE available for this board.

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

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.

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Other Professions
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Audience
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners, and other Healthcare Professionals