About Heart Disease

 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability for both men and women worldwide. As a nurse working in senior care, you need to know about the different types of heart disease and risk factors as well as the effects of aging on the heart. People in your care may suffer from hypertension, coronary artery disease (CAD), heart valve disorders, or rhythm disorders. This course will help you identify the symptoms associated with each type of heart disease, and it will discuss the diagnosis and available treatment options.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-AHD

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-AHD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify 3 risk factors for heart disease.
Identify 3 effects of aging on the heart and cardiovascular system.
Identify 2 risk factors each of hypertension and coronary artery disease (CAD).
Identify 2 symptoms each of heart valve disorders and rhythm disorders.
Identify 3 invasive and 3 noninvasive treatment options for heart disease.
Identify 4 lifestyle modifications that minimize risk for heart disease.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Cardiovascular Disease
A. Statistics
B. Types
C. Health Conditions
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 3: The Aging Heart
A. The Effects of Aging
B. Research
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 4: Hypertension
A. The Silent Killer
B. Treatment
C. Risk Factors
D. Types
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 5: Coronary Artery Disease
A. Leading Cause of Death
B. Myocardial Infarction
C. Unstable Angina
D. Assessment of Risk Factors
E. Diagnosing Heart Disease
F. CAD and Activity
G. Treating CAD
H. Invasive Treatments
I. Review
J. Summary

Section 6: Heart Valve Disorders
A. Direction of Blood Flow
B. Aortic Valve Disease
C. Mitral Valve Disease
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 7: Rhythm Disorders
A. Arrhythmia
B. Too Fast
C. Too Slow
D. Diagnosing Arrhythmias
E. Treating Arrhythmias
F. Review
G. Summary
Section 8: Lifestyle Modification
A. What does it involve?
B. Diet
C. Reducing Sodium and Cholesterol
D. Exercise
E. Smoking Cessation
F. Limiting Alcohol Consumption
G. Medication
H. Medication Side Effects
I. Review
J. Summary
Section 9: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Debi Damas, RN
Debi Damas is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. As Group Product Manager for Acute Care courses at Relias Learning, Ms. Damas works with accreditations experts to ensure that Relias courses accurately reflect regulations and standards of practice, set the direction of new content, and ensure that existing courses are maintained on an ongoing basis. She has worked in the acute setting in the Coronary Care Unit, Med-Surg and Post-Partum/Newborn Nursery. She also has extensive experience in the post-acute care space for over 18 years, holding positions as Nursing Assistant, Charge Nurse, MDS Nurse, Restorative Nurse, Director of Nursing, Regional Nurse, and Corporate Nurse. She has extensive experience working with the regulations in healthcare settings. She has a certificate in legal nurse consulting. Disclosure: Debi Damas, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, 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: entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care; and the following practice categories: Assisted Living, General Nursing, Home Health, Long-Term Care.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com