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Mar 01 - 01, 2018 | CME 6.30 | USD $219.99 | Pathology | Healthcare Management | Physiology and Biophysics
Understanding Pathophysiology: Its Direct Impact on Patient Care is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Mar 01, 2018 at Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.30 contact hours. Conference Description : Few things in health care have as direct an impact on patient care as pathophysiology - the "whys" of what happens during disease and what we must do to treat it. If you know your pathophysiology, you can provide an accurate, speedy assessment and treatment for your patient. Just about every potentially serious condition has a "trigger point." Once this point is reached, a fairly uniform and predictable set of events occurs - mediators are released, causing worse events to take place. The result left untreated, is multiple organ system dysfunctions, multiple organ system failures, cardiac failure, then death. The seminar will apply this straightforward model to many important medical conditions. Understanding the "whys" behind these events enables us, as health care practitioners, to best assess the patient and intervene in a timely and effective manner. By the end of the day, you'll have a thorough understanding of these principles and will know how and when to properly apply them. Conference Objectives are : • Using clinical examples, explain the statement: "Virtually all human disease is 'autoimmune' in nature." • Outline an effective method to review options in pharmacologic therapy for any condition. • Identify the self-destructive spiral of progressive chronic heart failure. • Explain how the following drugs may abort or reverse the self-destructive spiral of heart failure: beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) blockers, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBS), aldosterone blockers, synthetic natriuretic proteins. • Describe why the statin drugs significantly reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (MI and stroke), regardless of the serum cholesterol level. • Describe the mechanism underlying death in asthma and identify a way to prevent it. • Apply the "Three Question Approach" to interpretation of arterial blood gases. • State and understand the "common mechanism" for shock, regardless of the initial cause. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.