This lecture, recorded at a live continuing education webinar, helps primary care providers develop skills in the interpretation of chest and abdominal X-rays. In this detailed and interactive lecture, Dr. Denise Ramponi provides instruction in:
- Reading chest radiographs (heart borders, cardiothoracic ratio, poor vs. good inspiration, etc.)
- Recognizing consolidation (lung lobes, pleural effusion, estimate of size)
- Recognizing congestive heart failure (Kerley lines, interstitial markings, etc.)
- Recognizing pneumothorax
- Identifying foreign bodies in the chest
- Indications for abdominal radiographs
- Plain films of the abdomen (normal gas patterns, normal fluid levels, etc.)
- Interpreting an obstructive series (suprine, prone, lateral views, etc.)
- Recognition of functional ileus
- Recognizing small and large bowel obstruction
- Case studies
Viewing requires Google Chrome; each video purchase may be viewed two times within 6 months of purchase. Rewind and fast forward features are not available.
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the important components of the interpretation of chest and abdomen radiographs
- Describe how to identify normal and abnormal findings in chest and abdomen radiographs
- List findings to accurately identify common pathology in chest and abdomen radiographs
This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology)
TIME TO COMPLETE
1 hour 46 minutes plus posttest
Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.Provider number 100820. This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Program ID #2020-11-01 (Video).
This course is taught by Denise Ramponi, DNP, CRNP, FAEN, an associate professor at Robert Morris University. Dr. Ramponi is a recognized expert in X-ray interpretation, minor office procedures, suturing, and acute care.
This course can be accessed on a computer or tablet, or through the APEA app. Purchases must be made through apea.com and will automatically be synced to your app. Content downloaded to your device from the app can be accessed at any time, even without an internet connection. Minimum space required: Each video may take up to 150 MB. Viewable on iPhone versions 5 and above, iPad Air and iPad Mini.