Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span

Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span, Barkley & Associates’ latest online streaming course, is specially designed for experienced nurse practitioners who want to go beyond advanced physical assessment in order to sharpen their differential diagnosis skills. These courses will provide differential diagnosis skill-building for the most common disorders and diagnoses presenting to nurse practitioners working in a variety of settings, including family, adult, pediatric, internal medicine, and urgent care practices.

Supplemented with rigorous review questions, Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span will empower the nurse practitioner to take their skills to the next level in the following areas:

  • Identification of differential diagnoses
  • Diagnosis
  • First-line management of common disorders
  • Clinical differences in presentations of the elderly
  • Pediatric considerations
  • Pharmacology
  • … and more!

These courses are compiled by a lineup of nationally impressive faculty whose hard work and creativity have made the final product enjoyable, challenging to the mind, and fun! Mini case studies, audience response multiple-choice questions, and our faculty’s in-depth audio content ensure that the nurse practitioner will remain engaged throughout the course.

Barkley & Associates, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Course Features:
  • Nationally Distinguished Course Faculty
  • PowerPoint slides available to download for each lecture
  • Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material
  • One months to complete from time of purchase
  • Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users
  • Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop
  • Access on your computer immediately!
Differential Diagnosis Continuing Education
Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders
Faculty: Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders

Stay at the top of your practice! This CE offering is tailored to increase your proficiency in developing differential diagnosis and care plans for patients with back pain. The session explores spinal cord and musculoskeletal pain management through intense discussions on cauda equina syndrome and herniated disks, among other conditions.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 1
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 1
Faculty: Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 1
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 1

Making appropriate diagnoses for cardiovascular disorders is crucial for an NP. Part 1 of this engaging, highly detailed CE offering begins with an exploration of the various conditions that cause chest pain. These possible differentials are combined with profound analyses on comorbid conditions and risk factors, such as metabolic syndrome and pulmonary embolism, among others.

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 2
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 2
Faculty: Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 2
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders Part 2

When considering cardiovascular disorders and heart failure, prevention is the key! Part 2 of this CE offering begins with a focus on the various conditions that adversely influence the workload of the heart. A compelling session that begins with an overview of heart sounds, the session moves into dynamic discussions on aortic stenosis and aortic root disease before many conditions that are discussed in this presentation of valvular heart disorders.

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1.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders
Faculty: Kathy K. Wright, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders

This detailed, engaging course is designed for the NP who wants to take their differential diagnosis skills to the next level when considering common pediatric cardiovascular disorders. The course begins with a review of cardiovascular hemodynamics and auscultation of heart sounds. Next, the session dives into distinguishing findings of various congenital heart defects. Lastly, acquired pediatric cardiovascular disorders are discussed in depth. This CE offering is supplemented by real-world case studies and rigorous multiple-choice questions with thorough explanations of the correct answers.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers
Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers
Faculty: Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers
Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers

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Getting the most accurate differential diagnosis for patients with cancer is a vital skill for NPs who want to advance their clinical practice. This presentation provides a detailed exploration of the assessment, diagnosis, and management process for common cancers, beginning with varieties of lung cancer and moving through other frequently affected organ systems, including colorectal cancer.

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2.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders
Faculty: Mark J. Eliason, MD

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders

Forming differential diagnoses for dermatologic conditions can be complex. This session is designed to increase your knowledge in an extensive array of skin conditions, including various carcinomas. Detailed illustrations and practice questions will augment your present understanding of psoriasis and bullous pemphigoid among other common yet complicated skin maladies.

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3 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders
Faculty: Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders

Stay at the top of your practice by investing yourself in this course on eye, ear, nose, mouth, and throat (EENMT) disorders. Designed to further your critical understandings of EENMT disorders, this talk begins with in-depth explorations of common eye infections along with more serious diseases states, such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. Followed by precise assessments of common ear infections and hearing loss, the presentation continues to deliver and includes expert, up-to-date advice on sinusitis, croup, and other conditions of the nose and throat.

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3 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders
Faculty: Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders

As an experienced nurse practitioner, you know that endocrine disorders are insidious and can cause numerous complications for patients, so developing exacting differential diagnosis skills is paramount. This updated course will allow you to approach differential diagnosis of common adult endocrine issues from adrenal disorders to osteoporosis with greater confidence and discernment. The content provides an engaging guide to causes, presentation, diagnosis, and management of endocrine issues that affect all systems of the body.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Faculty: Kammy McLoughlin, DNP, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders

The best practices surrounding pediatric endocrine care are rapidly changing to serve patients’ evolving needs and identities, and this course provides up-to-date information to support the experienced nurse practitioner’s formation of differential diagnoses. Our dynamic presentation begins with a review of endocrine system functions and hormonal feedback loops. In-depth follow-up information includes detailed analyses of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, pubertal disorders, and other congenital endocrine disorders. All course content is supplemented by real-world case studies and rigorous multiple-choice questions.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1
Faculty: Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1

The nurse practitioner treating a patient with abdominal or gastrointestinal complaints has a wide variety of differentials to consider. Among those considerations are gastrointestinal issues and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders. This session covers several disorders falling under each of those categories and offers key details to augment the nurse practitioner’s discernment during the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 2
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 2
Faculty: Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 2
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 2

Both liver diseases and anatomic intestinal disorders present with abdominal complaints. Providing a prompt differential diagnosis and corresponding treatment plan in such situations is therefore key to restoring patient well-being. This updated presentation will allow you to make practice decisions regarding abdominal and gastrointestinal findings with greater confidence and discernment.

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1.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders
Faculty: Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders

This updated session will allow experienced you to approach differential diagnosis of common genitourinary (GU) disorders with greater confidence and discernment. Moving beyond the basics of physical assessment, our dynamic presentation will empower you to develop a more advanced patient care practice.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders
Faculty: Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders

Understanding the unique anatomical and endocrine concepts of gynecology can be a challenge, but it is a crucial skill for NPs to maintain. This session will allow you to hone your differential diagnosis skills when addressing common hormonal and infectious gynecologic disorders.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 1: Anemia
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 1: Anemia
Faculty: Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 1: Anemia
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 1: Anemia

The first of a two-part series, this CE offering on hematological disorders is exclusively designed to increase your understanding of various types of anemia. The talk discusses the pathophysiology of blood discrepancies and their relevance to microcytic, macrocytic, and normocytic lab results. With current information that ranges from iron deficiency to anemia of chronic disease, participating in this session will sharpen your skills for forming the most accurate differential diagnosis in even the most complex cases.

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1.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 2: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 2: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Faculty: Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 2: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 2: Leukemia and Lymphoma

This presentation addresses two complex disorders that present diagnostic challenges for even the most experienced NP: Leukemia and lymphoma. This course will empower the NP to sharpen their skills in identifying the key components of patient presentations for each variety of leukemia and lymphoma. In-depth content regarding labs and diagnostics and updated management advice are also included.

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1.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases
Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases
Faculty: Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases
Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases

It is paramount that you exercise the utmost discretion in your differential diagnosis of infectious diseases. This engaging course includes information on asymptomatic bacteriuria and Staphylococcal infections such as MRSA, along with specifics about the infectious organisms. Up-to-date guidance on the principles of infectious disease treatment is among the topics discussed, so you know when (and when not) to prescribe an antibiotic.

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1.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men's Health
Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men's Health
Faculty: Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men's Health
Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men's Health

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3 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Faculty: Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS

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Price: $19.95

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal pain and disorders are some of the most common—and costly—health concerns in the U.S. This presentation will allow the experienced NP to build confidence and sharpen their differential diagnosis skills when addressing degeneration, soft tissue injuries, and congenital disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders
Faculty: Juan Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders

Don’t miss this CE offering on neurological disorders! This session is specifically designed for the NP who wants to increase their understanding of disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. The presentation contains the latest counsel on everything from cranial nerve deficits to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, giving you the most essential advice for developing your neurological differential diagnosis. Set alongside strategically structured case studies that match vivid pictorials and practice questions, this talk ensures that you will gain a thorough apprehension of the topics discussed, such as the idiosyncrasies of dementia and delirium.

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2 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .5 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Faculty: Daniel J. Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-BC, CNE

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Forming differential diagnoses for pediatric neurologic disorders can be a complex and sensitive process. With up-to-date discussions on the differences between provoked and unprovoked seizure disorders, this CE offering is geared to enhance your skill sets and advance your adeptness in pediatric neurology. The session includes numerous differential diagnoses for motor and speech delays and goes on to discuss specific treatments for movement disorders. Question and answer sets are provided for each topic presented and make this presentation a captivating experience.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders
Faculty: Nichole Crenshaw, DNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CHSE

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders

Knowing the latest updates in pulmonology is an essential component of advancing your clinical practice! This comprehensive session, will advance your treatment practices for asthma and other disorders that affect the respiratory system. This CE offering works alongside the updated Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines to strengthen your skill sets in the differential diagnosis and treatment of bronchiolitis and obstructive sleep apnea, among other pulmonary issues.

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3 contact hours of continuing education (which includes .75 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Faculty: Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders
Faculty: Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, APRN

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Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders

Making psychiatric diagnoses can be overwhelming: Symptoms of common disorders often overlap, and differentiation is key for managing your patient’s condition effectively and compassionately. This session will empower you to sharpen your psychiatric-mental health differential diagnosis skills, using expert guidance and the most up-to-date information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5 th edition. This uniquely structured course is built around four challenging case studies and delves into each patient’s condition, allowing you to practice your new skills as you examine conditions from brief psychotic disorder to autism spectrum disorder.

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1 contact hour of continuing education (which includes .25 hours of pharmacology)