Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care: What, When, and Are You Sure?




Faculty: Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Contact Hours: 1.75 contact hour of continuing education (which includes 0.5 pharmacology hours).

1.75 Contact Hour

30 days of access (renewable)

Printable handouts

5-item quiz

100% online

When so many diagnostic imaging options are available to nurse practitioners, it can be confusing to know which are the most appropriate for use in a time-sensitive acute care situation. This CE offering will empower you to prioritize your patients’ needs and choose the most efficient diagnostic technology for each case.

In this engaging session, you will review key diagnostic principles, such as the test-treatment threshold and sensitivity versus specificity. Information from the American College of Radiology Appropriate Use Criteria is also included for guidance on when diagnostic imaging is warranted. The remainder of the presentation is devoted to the intricacies of X-rays, computed tomography, MRIs, nuclear imaging, and more. After completing this talk, you will be able to discern the appropriate diagnostic for any acute care situation.

Individual CE/Pharmacology

All Individual Continuing Education Courses include a lecture video, lecture handouts (available to download and print), a timed 5-question quiz, and a printable CE certificate. After your registration to the course, you will be able to access your course materials immediately, for one month, within your Barkley & Associates account.

How to use your CE/Pharmacology:

  1. Simply watch the CE lecture video in the Courses tab within your Barkley & Associates’ account.
  2. Proceed to the 5-question quiz. You have 3 attempts to pass the quiz. You have a total of 3 attempts to pass the quiz to receive your CE credits for this course.
  3. Please complete your CE Evaluation upon completion of the course, and you will then be able to download and/or print your certificate.

Refunds are not allowed on any of Barkley & Associates’ products. This includes (but is not limited to) our individual CE Offerings, CE packages, 45-hour Advanced Pharmacology, and 45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Pharmacology.

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Features concise up-to-date lectures with full slideshows

Lecture handouts (available to download and print)

One month to complete from time of purchase.

Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material

Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users

Access on your computer immediately!

Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop

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