Black and White: The Essentials of Chest Radiographic Evaluation and Interpretation

Author(s): Cheryl Herrmann

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Implementing chest x-ray (CXR) evaluation skills help the nurse easily assess changes in a patient’s condition, allowing for earlier and more effective interventions. Using the principles of black and white, CXR evaluation is made less intimidating and easy to understand. Examination of numerous CXRs enhances learning and reinforces the concepts for participants. In addition, case studies are presented to correlate assessments and treatment strategies of these cardiopulmonary conditions.


  • Analyze correct placement of common invasive lines on chest radiographic.
  • Describe the black-and-white concepts utilized to analyze chest radiographs.
  • Correlate chest radiographic findings to clinical picture.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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