Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation

Take the mystery out of this easy to master skill!

If you ever wanted to know what happens when you give a bored radiologist a can of Red Bull, this is what you get. There is so much to learn about with X-rays, but we don't stop there. We get down to the basics of why choose different medical imaging exams, their unique benefits and drawbacks, and collectively set you up to succeed in determining the best image to start with and based on findings, where to go from there.

This course is approved for 3.0 hours of ANCC approved continuing education contact hours.

Topics Covered

  • Basic image nomenclature and orientation
  • Portable vs Non-portable CXR
  • Standardizing your interpretation process
  • The alphabet of the X ray
  • Cardiac evaluation
  • Aortic evaluation
  • Hilar evaluation
  • Thoracic evaluation
  • Pulmonary evaluation
  • Identifying lobar abnormalities
  • Atelectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Tuberculosis
  • Aspiration
  • Nodules
  • Foreign bodies
  • Pleural effusions and layering views
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Trauma
  • Small and large bowel exam
  • Ileus vs obstruction
  • Volvulus
  • Calculi (gall, renal, cystic)
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasound
  • PET

Your Instructor

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA

Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA is the owner and founder of Skills On Point®, LLC as well as a nurse practitioner/first assistant with practice experience in cardiothoracic surgery. As well as an instructor for the National Institute of First Assisting, INC (NIFA®), John teaches nurse practitioner students for Northern Illinois University and Rosalind Franklin University for CRNAs and FNPs. He loves simplifying complicated concepts into digestible portions and loves to use ridiculous analogies to make the most complicated concepts come to life for the learner.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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