Peripheral Vascular Disease

 

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a broad term that describes those conditions that cause a reduction in blood flow to the areas of the body outside the brain and heart. While these conditions can occur in any peripheral vessels, they most commonly occur in the lower extremities. Some cases of PVD cause little to no problems for the individual. However, for some, it can cause severe problems including amputation and even death. Therefore, it is important for you to be knowledgeable about common conditions affecting the peripheral vessels. In this course, you will learn about the peripheral vascular diseases that you will likely encounter when working with older adults including peripheral artery disease (PAD), chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), deep vein thrombosis, and lymphedema.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-PVD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PVD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Explain the pathophysiology, symptoms, and treatment of peripheral artery disease.

Explain the pathophysiology, symptoms, and treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.

Explain the pathophysiology, symptoms, and treatment of deep vein thrombosis.

Explain the pathophysiology, symptoms, and treatment of lymphedema.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Peripheral Artery Disease A. Arteries B. Pathophysiology of PAD C. Symptoms of PAD D. Revascularization E. Cilostazol F. Pentoxifylline G. Other Medications H. Non-Surgical Management I. Review J. Summary Section 3: Chronic Venous Insufficiency A. Veins B. Venous Insufficiency C. Symptoms of CVI D. Dilated Veins E. Compression Therapy F. Application G. Education H. Surgical Options I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Deep Vein Thrombosis A. Virchow’s Triad B. Complications C. Symptoms and Diagnosis D. Prevention and Treatment E. Types of Anticoagulants F. Review G. Summary Section 5: Lymphedema A. Lymphatic Vessels B. Pathophysiology C. Complete Decongestive Therapy D. Compression Pumps E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Course Contributor B. Resources C. References D. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP 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: entry and intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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