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Adult Physical Exam Boot Camp: Effective Identification Skills for Abnormal Findings
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$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 50 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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At the completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. List eight system elements included in a review of systems.
  2. Explain the critical components for describing a lesion.
  3. Differentiate normal from common abnormal findings in a physical assessment of the integumentary system.
  4. Identify critical values for PaO2 and SpO2.
  5. Identify signs and symptoms of inadequate oxygenation.
  6. Recognize at least three cues to respiratory abnormalities.
  7. Name at least three cues to cardiac abnormalities.
  8. Discuss possible etiology and significance of common cardiovascular assessment abnormalities.
  9. Recognize locations of structures in regions of the abdomen and signs and symptoms of abdominal complications based on location.
  10. Differentiate between small and large intestinal obstructions.
  11. Discuss possible etiology and significance of common assessment abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system.
  12. Apply mental status exam, cranial nerve assessment, Glasgow Coma Scale, dermatome map and reflex grading scale to the neurological exam.
  1. Part 1: Interviewing and History Taking Techniques
    1. Health Care Delivery Systems
    2. Electronic Medical Records / Meaningful Use
    3. Critical Thinking Skills
      1. Assessment
      2. Nursing Diagnosis
      3. Planning and Outcome Identification
      4. Implementation
      5. Evaluation
      6. The Patient Health History
      7. Health Literacy
      8. Family Histories
      9. Sensitive Topics
        1. Substance Use
        2. Cultural/Spiritual Assessments
        3. Reproductive Histories
  2. Part 2: The Physical Exam
    1. Current Approved Abbreviations
    2. Techniques to Identify Subtle Clinical Clues
    3. Skin
      1. Alterations in Skin color
      2. Lesions
      3. Excessive moisture
      4. Edema
      5. Hair distribution
      6. Nails
    4. Head and Neck
      1. Abnormal facial features
      2. Refractive errors
      3. Abnormal breath odors
      4. Lip lesions
    5. Thorax and Lungs
      1. Respiratory landmarks
      2. Breath sounds
      3. Abnormal findings
    6. Heart and Vascular System
      1. Cardiac landmarks
      2. Heart tones
      3. Terms associated with cardiac assessment
        1. Abnormal findings
        2. Carotid arteries
        3. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
        4. Murmurs
    7. Abdomen
      1. Landmarks
      2. Abdominal sounds
    8. Abnormal findings
      1. Masses
      2. Bowel obstruction
      3. Circulatory obstruction
      4. Bruit
    9. Musculoskeletal System
      1. Tone and strength
      2. Abnormal findings
      3. Degenerative joint disease
      4. Decreased ROM
    10. Neurologic System
      1. Mental Status Exam
      2. Cranial Nerve Assessment
      3. Glasgow Coma Scale
      4. Dermatome map
      5. Reflex Grading Scale
  3. Case Studies
    1. Pressure Ulcers
    2. Pulmonary Embolism
    3. Acute Coronary Syndrome
    4. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    5. Gall Bladder
    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    7. Stroke
    8. Head Injury


Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, MS, RN, CNS, LHRN, LNCC, has nearly three decades of clinical, management and consulting experience. Rachel is a legal nurse consultant certified (LNCC), a licensed healthcare risk manager (LHRM) and she holds a forensic nurse certificate (FNC). As a legal nurse consultant, Rachel works with attorneys, law firms and healthcare organizations to review and evaluate medical records for compliance with standards of care and regulations posed by accreditation agencies, including The Joint Commission. In addition to her legal insights, Rachel draws from vast clinical experiences, including work in: critical care, renal transplant, dialysis and surgical settings. 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.
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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 1/16/2017
No CE available for this board.

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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.

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 7.2 self-study contact hours.

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