Acute Cardiovascular Conditions - N1754


About Course #N1754

Release Date: January 19, 2017

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

10 Contact hours | 1.5 Pharmacology hours  Because of the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, nurses must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to aid in its reduction. Recognizing patients at risk for acute cardiovascular conditions and taking the initiative to educate patients of the behavioral and non-behavioral cardiovascular risk factors for these conditions can enhance prevention and management strategies aimed to control the prevalence of the disease. In addition to using nursing education as a primary prevention strategy, nurses must also be aware of initial assessment and management strategies for patients with cardiovascular disease in the acute phase.

This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. This course can serve as a reference for nurses working in cardiovascular areas or provide those desiring to work in cardiovascular areas with an introduction to comprehensive acute cardiovascular care. Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout the course to assist learners in identifying key issues in the care of patients with acute cardiovascular disease.

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1724 Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care.

About the Author

Leanne H. Fowler, DNP, MBA, AGACNP-BC, CNE, is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Nurse Practitioner program at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans (LSUH-NO) School of Nursing (SON). Dr. Fowler has more than 16 years' experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) with specialty certification as a Critical Care RN. She has received multiple local and state-wide awards recognizing her expertise in nursing education and critical care nursing. Dr. Fowler serves as an active member and is on the board of multiple state and regional nursing and medical organizations in pursuit of the advancement of nursing practice and the profession in general.

Course Disclosures

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