Peripheral Vascular Disease

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-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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.

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.

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.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

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

1.0 HOURS


Florida 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-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2021
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

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Peripheral Artery Disease

Arteries

Pathophysiology of PAD

Symptoms of PAD

Revascularization

Cilostazol

Pentoxifylline

Other Medications

Non-Surgical Management

Review

Summary

Section 3: Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Veins

Classifying Venous Disease

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Symptoms of CVI

Dilated Veins

Compression Therapy

Application

Education

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Surgical Treatment Options

Review

Summary

Section 4: Deep Vein Thrombosis

Virchow’s Triad

Complications

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Prevention and Treatment

Types of Anticoagulants

Review

Summary

Section 5: Lymphedema

Pathophysiology

Complete Decongestive Therapy

Compression Pumps

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute 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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Accommodations
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