Myocardial Infarction Management for Canada


Nearly one million people have had a myocardial infarction, with one fourth of those resulting in death. Since this is a prevalent condition in the healthcare setting, it is important for you to understand the pathophysiology of this condition and the signs and symptoms associated with it. Additionally, you should be knowledgeable of how to assess and manage an individual that has had an MI and what nursing interventions promote the individual's well-being. This introductory course was authored by Cheryl Dillon, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA .


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-39100C
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify the pathophysiology that leads to an acute MI
Recall the conditions that can result in occlusion of a coronary artery
Identify the signs and symptoms that may indicate an acute MI
List the common tests used to diagnosis and/or monitor the progression of an MI
Describe the components of a physical assessment of an individual with an MI
List the steps to follow if you suspect an individual is experiencing an acute MI
Identify the goals of medical management for individuals that have had an MI
Describe the nursing interventions used to decrease re-hospitalization of an individual with an MI

Introduction Topic 1: Pathophysiology Topic 2: Clinical Manifestations Topic 3: Assessment Topic 4: Medical Management Topic 5: Nursing Interventions Test

Instructor: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC
Cheryl Dillon is currently the Regional Manager/Director of Quality Assurance at ABS Management. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and service as intermediary between long term facilities and doctors. Her expertise also includes staff training and development, policy and procedure review and implementation, Quality Assurance initiatives, chart audits, and mock surveys. Disclosure: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jennifer Eubanks, RN
Jennifer Eubanks, RN has been in long term care for more than 10 years. She has held positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager and Director of Quality Assurance. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She was responsible for establishing a zero-house-acquired pressure ulcer program, as well as participating in her company’s community restraint-free initiative. Disclosure: Jennifer Eubanks, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long-term care combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective opinion related to relevant standards of care.

 Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: General Staff; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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