In Detail from Angelica Dizon & Carla J. Moschella
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Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.
You report your patient is stable, then they go into shock.
You missed something…are you prepared to defend your actions and your license?
You know the basics — now it’s time to master the details.
If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the course for you!
You care for a variety of complex patients each day — you need to be able to identify changes in their symptoms early and respond appropriately to avoid life-threatening complications. Even seasoned nurses remain confused about these conditions, feel insecure in their assessments, and wonder if the action they took was the best way to respond.
This comprehensive online video course will take you to the expert level. By building your knowledge step by step, you’ll finally have the specialized clinical skills and strategies to respond confidently and effectively for your patients’ well-being.
The Lungs in Detail
with Angelica F. Dizon, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
|Have you ever wondered why:
If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about how a pulmonary embolism affects lung function or why some asthmatics can become hypoxic and stop breathing, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.
Most of us learned our anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in school where we were focused primarily on passing the class. We memorized, we studied, but we quickly forgot.
Understanding the essential concepts of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately.
The Kidneys in Detail
with Carla J. Moschella, MS, PA-C, RDN
|Have you ever wondered:
If you are like many other healthcare professionals, you might find fluids and electrolytes to be intimidating; renal function to be mysterious, and concepts like osmolality to be downright confusing. But, wait…now there’s hope!
In The Kidneys in Detail Carla J. Moschella, MS, PA-C, RDN, explains the complexities of fluids and electrolytes in simple terms that you will be able to understand and gives you practical ways to use the information at the bedside with your next patient.
If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about why their potassium is low for the third day in a row, or how certain drugs can cause renal dysfunction, or why it is important that you measure intake and output, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.
The Immune System in Detail
with Angelica Dizon, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
|If you could master only one concept during your career, it should be the inflammatory response.
Do you care for patients with:
Inflammation is responsible for many of the disease processes that we treat; it is the primary response for healing and protecting the body from injury. In order to provide extraordinary care for your patients, you must understand the inflammatory response.
Although the inflammatory response is incredibly complex, the results of inflammation can be broken down into three major events: 1) vasodilation, 2) capillary permeability, and 3) clotting. The results of these events are what cause the problems we associate with many different conditions such as septic shock, ARDS, atherosclerosis, and many others. But, the lack of a response can be just as devastating — exposing the body to a myriad of deadly infections.
Learn how to manage patients with inflammation, and those whose inflammatory response is inhibited, by mastering the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of inflammatory and immune responses.
If you’ve had trouble with these concepts in the past, then this is the program for you! You will get the detail you need — explained at a level that you will fully understand.
|About the Speakers:
ANGELICA F. DIZON, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN
Angelica F. Dizon is a doctor of medicine and a registered nurse, with two decades of experience in clinical practice and academic teaching, predominantly in the hospital setting. Angelica has been well recognized for her past work in medical surgical roles, and has also gained experiences working in home health care and skilled nursing. More recently, she’s serving as the director of clinical services in one of the leading home healthcare agencies in Maryland.
Her diverse experiences have provided her with a unique perspective on the importance of having an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology to facilitate the highest level of disease management and patient care. Angelica excels at putting complex topics into “plain English”. This skill, combined with her vast medical and nursing experiences, ensure a highly informative and enjoyable day — for an interdisciplinary audience.
CARLA J. MOSCHELLA, MS, PA-C, RDN
Carla J. Moschella is a physician assistant and registered dietitian with over 25 years of clinical experience in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and internal medicine. She received her Master of Science degree in Medical Dietetics from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and her Physician Associate Certificate from Yale University School of Medicine. She was employed for several years as a physician assistant in nephrology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In that capacity, she managed patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease, including those who were undergoing evaluation for a kidney transplant and those who already had received one.
Carla has lectured at many national and state conferences on kidney disease, including at the National Kidney Foundation’s annual meetings, at the physician assistant’s national conference in New Orleans, and at several physician assistant state associations, including Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. She is the author of the chapter on nephrology in Lange Q&A Physician Assistant Examination, published by McGraw-Hill, the PA text for preparation for the national certifying and recertifying exams. She authored an article on the National Kidney Foundation’s practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and she co-authored an article entitled, “Interaction between cyclosporin A and Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort) following organ transplantation” in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Carla is a member of Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants, and Alpha Eta, the national honor society for allied health professionals.
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