Impact Patient Care: Key Physical Assessment Strategies and the Underlying Pathophysiology – Diane S Wrigley & Rosale Lobo
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.”|
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.
|Here’s what you’ll learn in this comprehensive online course:|
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.