Lifestyle choices and genetic factors can contribute to the development of heart disease. It is important to seek medical treatment to determine if you are at risk of developing heart disease and to educate yourself on ways to prevent complications. Because some symptoms are less obvious, additional follow up with a health care team may be required. This course will help you identify positive heart health practices and apply them in your own life.
This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Understanding Heart Disease
A. Heart Disease in Americans
C. What Exactly Is Heart Disease?
D. Health Screenings
E. Lifestyle Changes
Section 3: Conclusion
C. Course Contributor
This course was written by Marissa Lemley Brown, MSN, RN, CPN. Marissa began her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2001 as a staff nurse working with the acute care pediatric population. When Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was constructed as a freestanding facility in 2004, she transitioned to the Infant, Toddler, School Age Medicine and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Over the course of 11 years, she has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, and clinical nursing instructor. Now as a member of the Nursing Education & Professional Development Team, Marissa works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for the Children’s Hospital. Beginning her family’s 4th generation of nurses, Marissa received her degree from Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. She furthered her education through The University of Phoenix where she received a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education. Disclosure: Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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