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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)94
First Published
Updated27 February 2019
Expires 10 February 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This highly interactive Course takes you through a real-life case study. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken. As you move through the case study, you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems.

Topics
  • What are the red flags in your assessment findings?
  • Why are certain diagnostic tests ordered?
  • Which diagnoses can be ruled out?
  • How are clinical conditions treated?
  • What does this mean for the patient?
Need

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes
  • Correlate clinical assessment findings with appropriate and timely interventions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Strengthened professional judgment may lead to earlier detection of signs and symptoms of deterioration and decrease the burden of illness.
  • Knowledge of appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures may decrease the potential for over-servicing and unnecessary interventions.
Target Audience

This Course is designed for nurses, midwives and other health professionals working in primary healthcare, community and acute settings.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Tracy Edwards Visit

Tracy Edwards is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the emergency department at Modbury Public Hospital in South Australia. In this role, she works in a “see and treat” model of care. She also works with the rapid assessment team, where she is required to fulfil both clinical and educational duties. Tracy has experience as a practice nurse and has held other management positions, including acting quality and clinical risk manager. Tracy is particularly interested in vascular health and has run several extra vocational programs focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Tracy was a finalist in the "future leader" category for the South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2011 and won a South Australian Premiers Travelling Scholarship in 2011/12.

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)94
First Published
Updated27 February 2019
Expires 10 February 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Rheumatology
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Illness
Pain Management
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.6
94 Total Rating(s)
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Nyree Nyree
18 Oct 2019

Informative

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Jag Chera-Singh
13 Oct 2019

This was an outstanding case study. Thoroughly enjoyed, solving the case. Really gets you thinking and provides you with the knowledge to conduct a thorough patient history.

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Tania Krupka
22 Sep 2019

Good overview. Logical sequence and other possible diagnosis discussed.

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Winifred Cancian
17 Sep 2019

Interesting

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Anne Duncan
03 Sep 2019

Good lesson

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jennifer Brown
30 Aug 2019

I found this lecture both interesting and challenging and can't wait to undertake another clinical detective scenario. I valued the information that I learned.

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Khushboo Maiyani
01 Aug 2019

Great resource.

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Lily Hung Chen Hu
24 Jul 2019

Good quality course

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Donna Tegel
19 Jul 2019

Very informative

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Mary Busby
14 Jul 2019

I was interested in this topic and because it just shows you that a detailed assessment and diagnostic testing is vital to pinpoint the final diagnosis as many conditions were suspected.