Online Education | Med-Surg | Cardiovascular Impairment
With knowledge of the epidemiology, pathology, risk factors, clinical findings and nursing management strategies for the most common cardiovascular diseases, you will be prepared to assess your patients for cardiovascular impairments and have the education tools you need to help prevent readmission and adverse outcomes.
Carrie Boom, MN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC
Lead Advanced Practice Practitioner, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Teaching Associate, Division of Cardiology, UW Medicine/UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Comments from Past Participants
"All of the information in the lecture was significant. We regularly have patients with cardiovascular problems on our floor, but this is rarely the focus of care. It was good to be reminded of the importance of monitoring and assessing for CV issues."
"Heart failure has a high hospital readmission and mortality rate. They are a large population that we treat in the hospital, and it was eye-opening to learn that the mortality rate within 5 years is 42%. The overall discussion on heart failure was very helpful, especially the emphasis on patient education to increase positive outcomes and reduce hospital readmission rates."
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Explain the benefits and strategies for cardiovascular assessment.
- Describe the epidemiology, pathology, risk factors, clinical findings and nursing management strategies for the following disease processes: Hypertension, Coronary heart disease, Heart failure, Aortic dissection.
- 2.10 Contact hours