nrp552 | Graduate

Clinical Procedures

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This course provides the theoretical foundation for common office procedures encountered in primary care. Included will be ECG, X-ray, spirometry interpretation, and diagnostic imaging as well as minor surgery and orthopedic procedures. Supervised practice will be provided for selected skills.

This graduate-level course is 4 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 2
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    Electrocardiograms (ECG)

    • Compare and contrast normal and abnormal ECG waveforms, segments, and intervals.
    • Distinguish ECG abnormalities by rate, rhythm, and source of conduction abnormality.
    • Associate ECG abnormalities with type of care required, routine or emergent.
    • Evaluate the 12-lead ECG for signs of ischemia or infarct.

    Diagnostic Imaging

    • Distinguish appropriate diagnostic imaging for specific conditions or symptoms.
    • Determine the appropriate use of contrast when ordering diagnostic testing.
    • Distinguish steps in reading X-rays.
    • Evaluate X-rays of the chest, long bones, and joints.
    • Determine appropriate treatment of fractures.

    Office Procedures Requiring Aseptic Technique and Other Common Office Procedures

    • Distinguish the steps of laceration evaluation in preparation for closure or referral.
    • Assemble appropriate antiseptics, anesthetics, and suture material in preparation for wound closure.
    • Demonstrate anesthesia, wound closure, and punch biopsy techniques.
    • Demonstrate post-procedure wound dressing techniques and patient education for home wound care.
    • Distinguish the steps of joint aspiration and injection.
    • Distinguish the steps of toenail removal.
    • Distinguish the steps for treatment of common eye, ear, and nose emergencies.
    • Determine treatment strategies for common office emergencies.

    Spirometry Interpretation

    • Evaluate volume-time curve and flow-volume loop spirometry results.
    • Distinguish obstructive from restrictive patterns on spirometry.
    • Determine the appropriate clinical conditions for spirometry testing.
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