Purchase this Clinical Essential bundle to help ensure your NP career is on a strong path and earn up to 11.5 CNE credits, of which 1.75 are pharmacology credits. This package is important not just for new NPs, but any NP looking to refresh and update key knowledge. This 11-course series includes basic lab interpretation, utilizing algorithms to select medications in chronic illness, imaging selection, radiology interpretation in the extremities, chest, and abdomen, key information on malpractice, contract negotiations, and documenting and coding, as well as assessment of heart murmurs, performing a gynecological exam, and management of top diagnoses in HEENT. In addition to the content, the new NPACE augmented reality technology is used in one of the presentations. This is a do-not-miss bundle that includes key foundational topics to inform your practice.
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Written course material and evaluation MUST be accessed within 6 months after purchase.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants will able to:
Basic Lab Interpretation with Case Studies - Program ID: 21BCLAB
- Identify strategies for selecting and interpreting basic lab studies
- Analyze basic lab studies to determine patient risk and identify pathology
- Develop plans of care based on the interpretation of basic lab studies
Contract Negotiations Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them - Program ID: 21BCNEG
- Explain the concept of contract negotiations
- Describe different forms of compensations
- Describe techniques for negotiations of a new NP position
Successful Strategies for Documentation and Coding - Program ID: 21BCCOD
- Know what is required to bill for services and maximize medical decision-making opportunities
- Identify costly billing errors and how to avoid them
- Learn through a case study how to code an office visit
GYN Exam - Program ID: 21BCGYN
- Identify the most comfortable and accurate method to perform a pelvic exam
- Understand the anatomy and physiology of the female genital and reproductive organs
- Recognize the visual appearance of a normal cervix and some common cervical abnormalities
The Top Diagnoses in Primary Care: Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat Edition - Program ID: 21BCENT
- Identify top HEENT diagnoses seen in Primary Care
- Explain treatments associated with diagnoses
- Describe HEENT emergencies
Imaging Selection: Which Test and When - Program ID: 21BCIMA
- Define radiology technology available today and describe the difference between plain films, ultrasounds and scans
- Review the technology of plain films, ultrasound, CT scan with and without contrast, MRI with and without contrast and PET scans
- Describe how to make a decision on which technology to utilize based on a patient
- Discuss the injuries or illness that can be diagnosed with each technology as well as the cost of each test
What You Need to Know About Malpractice - Program ID: 21BCMAL
- 1. Learn what is meant by risk, incident to billing/coding, and billing errors (under and over coding).
- 2. Learn what is malpractice coverage and why it is important.
- 3. Review of NP Data Bank with case examples; Common errors and the results of malpractice cases.
Assessment of Cardiac Murmers - Program ID: 20CAMUR
- Briefly review normal cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as cardiac physical exam; emphasis on exam techniques to detect cardiac abnormalities.
- Discuss auscultation techniques and differentiation of classic cardiac murmurs.
- Case study application with the use of specialty phone application for honing of skills.
Radiology Interpretation: Chest and Abdomen - Program ID: 21BCRCA
- Identify normal from abnormal CXR including pneumonia, pneumothorax, rib fractures, CHF, Thoracic compression fractures
- Identify key landmarks on a chest radiograph including heart, lungs, osseous structures, diaphragm, mediastinum, and pulmonary vasculature
- Identify urgent from non-urgent abdomen x-rays and the difference between free air and stomach gas, ID difference between SBO and ileus
Radiology Interpretation: Upper and Lower Extremities - Program ID: 21BCREX
- Describe a systematic approach to viewing and interpreting radiographs
- List basic descriptors used to describe a fracture & basic fracture patterns
- Identify essential anatomic landmarks when viewing selected upper and lower extremity x-rays
Utilizing Algorithms to Select Appropriate Medications - Program ID: 21BCALG
- Utilize the Endocrine Society Guideline for prescribing for a patient with obesity
- Apply the ADA Guideline for prescribing for a patient with diabetes
- Employ the AHA/ACC guideline for prescribing for a patient with dyslipidemia
TIME TO COMPLETE
Approximately 17 hours.
Each video is accessible twice within six months of purchase.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 CNE credit(s), of which 1.75 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certain NPACE bundles contain courses that are included in other NPACE bundles or sold individually. When completing a course bundle, participants may claim only 1 credit hour for any course that appears more than once within bundles they purchase (e.g., contact hours cannot be earned more than once on the same CE course).
NPACE aims to provide up-to-date and accurate research and information in all of their programming. Given that so much information in medicine rapidly changes and is dynamic – we recognize that new research, advisements for practice and clinical guidelines can become available on a daily basis. Learners are advised to carefully consider the date of on-demand content and consult further sources of information prior to utilizing and applying the clinical information discussed in this session.
Provider Accreditation Statement
This program is provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE).
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.
Susan Bowlin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, CBN; Director of Medical Weight Management Services, Fortis BMI
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC; Assistant Professor & Director of NP Tracks, UMMS Graduate School of Nursing; FNP, Worcester State Student Health Center
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP; Owner and Provider, NP From Home, LLC
Dr. Christopher Hemmer, DNP, ANP, ONP-C, FAANP; ANP, Piper Spine Care; Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C; Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England; Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing
Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP; Owner, NP Business Consultants, LLC
Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, FAANP; Assistant Director of Palliative Medicine, Baptist Memorial Hospital; Owner, BBS Health Education
Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP; Professor & Lead Faculty, Orthopedic NP Specialty, Duke University School of Nursing
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