A Structured Approach to CXR Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners: A Workshop
January 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The aim of this workshop is to actively engage practicing or student Nurse Practitioners in developing their radiologic skills with chest x-ray interpretation. This workshop will include a step-by-step assessment of routine chest x-rays with an understanding of normal and abnormal findings, common patterns of disease, specific radiographic changes and patterns of injury that may be encountered in the ambulatory or hospital setting.
The maximum number of this session is 50 participants.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participating clinicians will be able to:
1. Competently perform a systematic review of a plain chest x-ray
2. Describe abnormalities seen on an x-ray film utilizing appropriate descriptives of pathology
3. Identify features in keeping with Emphysema and Interstitial Lung diseases
4. Recognize various pathologic abnormalities as can be seen on a chest x-ray such as
pneumothoraceses, pleural effusions, pneumonia, pulmonary nodules and others.
Susan Chernenko is a Nurse Practitioner with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program. She has been in clinical practice since 2002 following completion of a Masters degree in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of Alberta. As a senior clinician, Susan manages patients with end-stage lung disease through their trajectory of illness towards and following their lung transplant. She partners with medical and surgical colleagues regarding strategic planning and ongoing development of a leading internationally recognized program.
Ms Chernenko has been appointed to various leadership positions locally, nationally (Canadian Society of Transplantation) and internationally (International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation). She has lectured frequently on key issues pertaining to lung transplantation and the role of the Nurse Practitioner as a key health care provider. She has been instrumental in the development of the Nurse Practitioner role in various lung transplant programs internationally.
Susan currently holds cross appointment as Associate Adjunct Lecturer with the Lawrence S Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and is a frequent lecturer for the graduate Adult Nurse Practitioner program. As a senior clinician, Susan is committed to guiding and mentoring the next generation of skilled Nurse Practitioners.
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