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Cardiovascular Alterations and Management $20.00

Cardiovascular Alterations and Management
Cardiovascular Alterations and Management

Complete this course to earn 1 CPD hour

This online nursing CPD course, brought to you by Nursepoint, explores the most prevalent and fatal heart conditions: coronary heart disease and heart failure. Undertaking this Nursepoint continuing professional development course enhances your knowledge of the support of cardiovascular function in the face of many compromises to the system.

With a focus on coronary heart disease and heart failure, this CPD discusses the goals of heart failure treatment and explains the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease along with four different types of cardiomyopathy. On completion of Cardiovascular Alterations and Management CPD, you have the knowledge to competently explain the clinical manifestations of acute coronary syndromes. Your nursing skillset will be further developed, enabling you to:

• Discuss the collaborative care for a patient with chest pain.
• List the diagnostic tests used to assess myocardial ischaemia.
• Outline the actions and contraindications of thrombolytic drugs and the clinical manifestations of right and left ventricular failure.
• Define the actions of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, loop diuretics and spironolactone and how they relate to the pathophysiology of heart failure.

This continuing professional development course benefits your nursing career by offering a practical case study and illustrating how coronary heart disease and heart failure are common comorbid diseases in elderly patients admitted to critical care units.

Successful completion of this online learning module accumulates one hour of continuing professional development points for nurses.

Content for this Nursepoint continuing professional development nursing course is derived from “Cardiovascular Alternations and Management” by Robyn Gallagher and Andrea Driscoll in ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing, 2rd Edition by Elliott, Aitken and Chaboyer.