This Course takes you through a case study you may see in real-life. 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. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the Course that will guide your learning.
- The importance of holistic assessment;
- Differences between venous and arterial insufficiency;
- Assessment tools;
- Patient treatment and education.
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.
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.
- Identify the presenting signs and symptoms of the patient and patient history.
- Describe the assessment and diagnostic tests required for this patient.
- Explain the potential management and expected outcomes for this patient.
- Identify the presenting condition and apply critical thinking skills.
This Course is designed for registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary healthcare, community and acute settings.
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