Managing the Patient with Cardiomyopathies

Managing the Patient with Cardiomyopathies 

When caring for patients with cardiomyopathies, nurses must have a solid understanding of the various disease processes and complications associated with them. Strong assessment skills and supportive care are important aspects of nursing interventions. This course is designed to equip nurses with knowledge of  various types of cardiomyopathies and their clinical manifestations, management strategies, and complications. 

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT9

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 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.

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.

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.

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]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT9
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Differentiate the pathophysiology and manifestations of cardiomyopathy classifications.
Identify diagnostic tests for cardiomyopathies.
Describe treatment and management strategies for patients with cardiomyopathies.
Discuss nursing interventions for patients with cardiomyopathies.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure

What are Cardiomyopathies?

Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure: The Connection

Types and Mechanisms of Heart Failure

Ejection Fraction

Key Points to Remember

Review

Summary

Section 3: Cardiomyopathy Classifications and Diagnostics

Classifying Cardiomyopathies

Primary and Secondary Cardiomyopathies

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Risk Factors and Causes of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Manifestations and Complications of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Risk Factors and Causes of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Manifestations of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Risk Factors and Causes of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Clinical Manifestations of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Diagnostic Evaluations

Review

Summary

Section 4: Cardiomyopathy Treatment and Management

Goals of treatment for Cardiomyopathy

Nursing Considerations for Treatment of Cardiomyopathies

ACE Inhibitors

Beta Blockers

Digoxin

Diuretics

Surgical Procedures

Review

Summary

Section 5: Nursing Care

Nursing Interventions

Obtaining a Health History

Vital Signs and Oxygen Saturation

Heart and Breath Sounds

Fluid Volume

Level of Consciousness

Hemodynamic Monitoring

Laboratory Tests

Compression Stockings

Activity and the Environment

Breathing and Oxygenation

Small Meals

Pain Management

Coping and Support

Severe Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock

Patient Education

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Congratulations!

 


Instructor: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has over 25 years of experience across a spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery center, higher education, and commercial organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff nurse and charge nurse positions; director of health services / school nurse for PK-12th grades; public health epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness professional; Infection control practitioner; quality management specialist; organizational development specialist; and educator. Prior to joining Relias Learning as a SME and Content Writer, she provided clinical and healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She has authored over 100 live and web-based educational presentations and articles on clinical, patient safety, regulatory, leadership, patient experience, and performance improvement topics. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1989 and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2010. Disclosure: Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Susan Zhao, MD

Dr. Susan Zhao graduated from the Normal University in Beijing, China with a BS in biology in 1995. She subsequently came to the United States to pursue post graduate training including a MS degree from Drexel University in 1997, followed by basic research at Rockefeller University. Following her passion for research, she went on to graduate magna cum laude with a MD from Harvard Medical School in 2005. Dr. Zhao completed her internal medicine internship and residency from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008 and cardiology fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco in 2011.

Since joining the faculty at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in 2011, Dr. Zhao has been highly regarded for her passion in teaching and mentorship and received the Excellence in Teaching faculty award in 2013. She is actively involved with clinical research in multiple areas including: functional tricuspid valve dysfunction due to chronic atrial fibrillation; the relationship between occult atrial fibrillation and cryptogenic stroke; cardiac manifestations of methamphetamine abuse, among others. Her work has resulted in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international conferences.

Disclosure: Susan Zhao, MD 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: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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