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Speakers
Susan Collazo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC and Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP

Speakers Affiliation
Susan Collazo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Director of Advanced Lung Disease Program
North Shore University Hospital
New Hyde Park, NY



Title
: A Stepwise Approach to Analyzing Pulmonary Functions: ABG, PFT, and Spirometry
Activity/Course #:
: NCME335
Cost:
: $79.00
Release/Start Date:
: Aug 23 2017
Expiration Date:
: Aug 22 2018
Topics:
: Pulmonology
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists
Format:
: Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 4 hours
Credit(s):
: 4.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
4.0 AANP Contact hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:

Welcome to the National Association for Continuing Education webcasts from NACE: A Stepwise Approach to Analyzing Pulmonary Functions: ABG, PFT, and Spirometry conference.

PART 1: ABG ANALYSIS—LET'S MAKE IT STICK
Susan Collazo, RN, MSN, ARNP-BC

Mr. W is brought to your urgent care facility after found unconscious in his home. What is one of the most important procedures to obtain for a fast picture of the possible etiology? The art of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and monitoring is an essential part of diagnosing and managing oxygenation and acid-base status of a patient.

This workshop aims to provide a structured approach to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation while also increasing your understanding of a potential etiology for an acid-base disorder. The real value of an ABG comes from its ability to provide a near immediate reflection of the physiology of your patient, allowing you to recognize and treat pathology more promptly.

ABG interpretation can be perplexing to a provider, although an imbalance can lead to severe complications from the lack of homeostasis of the body and thus become a life-threatening event. There are many methods of ABG analysis, but the ultimate goal is complete comprehension to allow easier interpretation and ultimately make an impact on your patient's outcome. A 6-step structured approach is reviewed during this presentation, which will allow a different approach to analyze an ABG. Each component of an ABG will be reviewed including what each component represents, and various compensatory mechanisms. To practice and confirm the provider's comprehension of the steps of ABG interpretation, and the physiological principles behind blood gas analysis, actual patient case studies will be utilized and reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Compare the roles of pH, PaC02, and HC03 in maintaining acid-base balance.
  2. State one cause of Respiratory Acidosis, Respiratory Alkalosis, Metabolic Acidosis and/or Metabolic Alkalosis.
  3. Identify normal arterial blood gas values and interpret abnormal values.

PART 2: INTERPRETATION OF PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTS
Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP

This workshop will provide a concise explanation of many commonly used pulmonary function tests (PFTs), the techniques used, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test.

In clinical practice PFTs are commonly used to evaluate a broad range of lung disorders including airflow obstruction, restrictive disorders, exercise limitation, and bronchial hyperreactivity. The information obtained from these tests helps the health care provider to recognize impairment, determine patient response to treatment and follow the progress of the disease.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the physiology behind the Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs.
  2. Interpret PFTs from asthma and COPD to fixed and variable obstructive abnormalities, as well as interstitial and other restrictive diseases.
  3. Identify common errors with performance of testing.
  4. Discuss the indications for spirometry as an office based procedure.

This webcast was recorded live and is being used with the permission of the presenters.

Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 4 contact hours of continuing education.

This course has been approved for a maximum of 4.0 hours CRCE by the American Association for Respiratory Care.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Susan Collazo, Speaker, APN-CNP has no financial relationships to disclose.

Arunabh Talwar, MD, Speaker, FCCP serves on the advisory board and as a speaker for Boehringer Ingelheim.

Gregg Sherman, MD, Co-Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Deborah Paschal, CRNP, MD, Co-Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.

Daniela Hiedra, Activity Planning Committee, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
This educational activity is not commercially supported.