Nursing: Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care, 2nd Edition

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Disclosure: This course is presented by Elite Professional Education LLC

Course release date: 7/1/2020
Course expiration date: 7/1/2023

About the Course
With the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, nurses must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to aid in promoting health and cardiovascular disease reduction. This comprehensive course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or that already have cardiovascular disease. Beginning with a foundation of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, the course then progresses into the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. The content presented in the cardiovascular medications and risk factors chapter is referenced throughout the course as cardiovascular disease processes are discussed. Nursing application points in the clinical setting are integrated throughout to help in identifying key issues in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of the basic structures of the heart and their physiological functions.
  • Discuss the impact that epidemiology and behavioral/nonbehavioral risk factors have on the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify the significance of the comprehensive cardiovascular health history and physical examination.
  • Discuss ways pharmacology is used to improve myocardial performance and increase myocardial oxygen supply for acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases.
  • Discuss ways surgical interventions and implantable cardiac devices are used to improve cardiac performance for acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases.
  • Differentiate acute from chronic cardiovascular diseases.
  • Discuss the nursing considerations for common acute cardiovascular disease management throughout the continuum of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Discuss the nursing considerations associated with cardiovascular revascularization therapies and implantable devices.

About the Authors:
Leanne H. Fowler, DNP, MBA, AGACNP-BC, CNE, is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs at Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans, School of Nursing. Dr. Fowler has more than 13 years of nursing experience with specialty certification as a Critical Care RN and over five years’ experience as an AGACNP in Hospital and Emergency Medicine. 

Sherry L. Rivera DNP, APRN, ANP-C, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Instructor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans, School of Nursing. Dr. Rivera has more than 29 years of nursing experience and more than six years as an ANP in nephrology practice. 

Kendra M. Barrier, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, is the Assistant Dean for Student Services at Louisiana State University Health - New Orleans, School of Nursing. Dr. Barrier has more than 19 years of nursing experience, including nine years as an emergency room nurse and five in intensive care where she developed expertise in cardiac emergency care. 

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