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Have you ever wanted to increase you clinical skills in a specific area such as the respiratory system and cardiac system? Then this course is for you. The workshop will build on knowledge already gained during your professional training and practice. The course is highly practical and is delivered by theory, practical workshops and clinical case studies. There will be many opportunities to practice your technique in a safe environment with highly skilled clinicians and each participant will have an opportunity to take an active part in the workshops. After you complete the course you will be encouraged to identify a clinical champion in your field who will provide supervision. Annie Barr Associates can provide clinical field mentoring. Mentoring will build on the course material. All field mentoring is provided with a clinical competency based framework, which can be added to your Professional Development Plan and can help towards your advanced practice education. Clinical field mentoring has increased success rates when practitioners are undertaking an OSCE. Course Content Introduction to Respiratory System an overview How to use a stethoscope correct techniques History Taking Interviewing techniques Approach and Overview Clinical Assessment in relation to the Cardiac and Respiratory system How to document findings Abbreviations Chest pain Cardiac or Respiratory - how to differentiate Anterior and Posterior Chest Inspection, Palpation, Percussion and Auscultation Breathing: Rate, rhythm, depth Stridor, wheezing dyspnoea Deformities, abnormal inspiratory retraction Flatness, Dullness, Resonance Hyperresonance Tympany Adventitious Lung Sounds Continuous Lung Sounds Pulmonary Function Common Abnormalities: Bronchitis, Consolidation, COPD Asthma Pneumothorax, Heart Failure Aids to interpretation Heart History Introduction to Cardiac System - brief overview Jugular Veins, Carotid Pulse Rate, Rhythm Heart Sounds The ECG ECG - how it links to the sounds depolarization and depolarization Normal heart sounds: First and second sounds third and fourth sounds Abnormal heart sounds Opening snaps systolic ejection sounds Murmurs - systolic and diastolic AimsOutcomes By the end of this workshop, delegates will have: increased Cardiac and Respiratory Knowledge an understanding of assessment techniques and practice an advanced understanding of cardio-respiratory anatomy & physiology the ability to be able to undertake a detailed cardiac and respiratory history and examination This course will appeal to: Nurses Doctors Allied Health Professionals Paramedics Physiotherapists Pharmacists

Have you ever wanted to increase you clinical skills in a specific area such as the respiratory system and cardiac system? Then this course is for you. The workshop will build on knowledge already gained during your professional training and practice. The course is highly practical and is delivered by theory, practical workshops and clinical case studies. There will be many opportunities to...

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