Roughly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) each year; yet most of them have no symptoms. In the United States, a ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in men and the 10th leading cause of death after the age of 55. AAAs also run in families. A person carries a 12-times greater chance of developing an AAA if a first-degree relative has experienced AAA. Clinicians in community and acute care settings should look for evidence of this health problem routinely when assessing older adult patients. Lowering the mortality from ruptured AAAs requires informed consumers who are involved in their own healthcare, as well as knowledgeable healthcare personnel to assess, teach, and guide this target group.
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Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Dietitians
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Becky Lambrecht MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN works as a Clinical Educator for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, ID. Becky is educator for the ICU, Tele-Stepdown, ED, and Cardiac Medical Units, ACLS Instructor, and is Student Placement Coordinator for RN, EMT, Paramedic, and CNA students. She is a certified critical care neurological nurse. Becky has 25 years of critical care nursing experience and greater than 5 years as a Clinical Educator. Disclosure: Becky Lambrecht MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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