ISONG Webinar: Family History in Clinical Practice

This webinar is helpful to nurses who wish to better understand how to construct an accurate family pedigree, pedigree analysis, and risk assessment principles. Concepts will be explored using clinical case examples.

Type Website
CME Available Yes
Cost $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Date of Resource 2017

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 1:   Gather family history information and construct a multigenerational pedigree.
    • 2:   Identify patients who would benefit from referral to genetics professionals
    • 3:   Distinguish between genetic screening and genetic testing
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
    • 5:   Discuss the range of genetic and genomic-based approaches to the treatment of disease.
  • Medical Knowledge For Practice
    • 1:   Describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human inheritance.
    • 2:   Define the role of genetic variation in health and disease


  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-4:   Incorporate genetic and genomic technologies and information into practice.
  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-2:   Demonstrate ability to elicit three-generation family health history information
    • NA-3:   Construct a pedigree from collected family history
    • NA-4:   Collect histories that consider genetic, environmental, and genomic influences and risks
    • NA-6:   Analyze the history and physical assessment for genetic, environmental, and genomic influences
  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-2:   Provide clients with genetic and genomic information and resources for informed decision making
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
    • PECS-4:   Use genetic- and genomic-based interventions and information to improve clients' outcomes