120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
In this 4-part series, Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP goes step by step through how to complete a systematic history and assessment of the cardiorespiratory, GI/GU, and Neurological System. The sessions in this series can be taken consecutively, or in any order, or each topic independently without having to commit to the other sessions in this series.
Objectives of “The Patient’s History” webinar:
“Do not be in a hurry to listen to the heart. The most important sounds you will hear are the words of the patient as he presents the history…” Burnside JW. Physical Diagnosis, 17th edition.
• The PQRST — AAA mnemonic to characterize the chief complaint
• Case Study: Patient with chest pain and the PQRST-AAA mnemonic—gender specificity
• Doing a Focused Medical History – based on Chief Complaint & how much time you have
• Interpretation of Vital Signs: special considerations & the importance of thinking critically
Who Should Attend?:
• Med-Surg & Acute Care Nurses Wishing to Refresh Their Skills
• Nurses New to Acute Care or Med-Surg Areas; Float Nurses
• Home Care, Continuing Care, or Geriatric Nurses
• Tele-Health and Occupational Health Nurses
• Nurses Wishing to Refresh Their Physical Assessment Skills
* This workshop may be too basic for critical care nurses *
* This workshop is intended for experienced nurses and is not intended as a basic demonstration of a “hands on” physical assessment course *
Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb Bancroft is a widely acclaimed nursing teacher who has taught courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. Also certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, she has held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Arkansas, Loyola University of Chicago, and St. Xavier University of Chicago. Barb is known for her extensive knowledge of pathophysiology and as one of the most dynamic nursing speakers in North America today. Delivering her material with equal parts of evidence based practise, practical application, and humour, she has taught numerous seminars on clinical and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals, including the Association for Practitioners for Infection Control, The Emergency Nurses’ Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and more.