Heart Disease and Common Medications

Heart Disease and Common Medications 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the differing types of heart disease and how they affect the senior population. The anatomy and function of a normal heart, and changes that occur because of heart disease are presented. Information is provided on the disease process, causes, and symptoms. This course engages learners in content about diagnostic tests, treatments, and medication usage.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-HDCM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0146-32606

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0146-32665.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HDCM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define heart disease.
Identify the anatomy of the heart and how a healthy heart functions.
List the primary causes of heart disease.
List the symptoms of the different types of heart disease.
Name the tests that may be conducted to diagnose heart disease.
Recognize common medications prescribed for heart disease, their action, and adverse effects that require medical intervention.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction II. Overview: What is heart disease? 1. Incidence 2. Learning Engagement Activity: Questions (multiple-choice) III. Normal heart function 1. Anatomy 2. Right side of heart 3. Left side of heart 4. Heart valves 5. Anatomy of the heart with circulation 6. Learning engagement: order flow of blood through the heart IV. Atherosclerosis 1. Hardening of vessels 2. Accumulation of cholesterol 3. Symptoms 4. Chest pain/angina a. Differences between men and women 5. Treatment options V. Heart failure 1. Overview 2. Stages and symptoms 3. Causes 4. Symptoms 5. Learning engagement: Mix and match symptoms VI. High Blood pressure 1. Structural changes that result from high blood pressure 2. Blood vessel changes that cause high blood pressure 3. Causes of high blood pressure 4. Blood pressure parameters defined: low, normal, high 5. Proper Methods of taking a blood pressure 6. Learning engagement: Video proper methods 7 minutes VII. Arrhythmias 1. Atrial fibrillation a. Symptoms b. Risk of untreated atrial fibrillation c. Cerebral vascular accident-stroke 2. Ventricular tachycardia a. Symptoms b. Causes 3. Internal cardiac defibrillator and pacemakers VIII. Valve disease 1. Stenosis 2. Prolapse 3. Heart failure 4. Treatment 5. Learning engagement: (multiple choice questions) IX. Heart disease diagnostic tests 1. Diagnostic tests a. Blood test b. Chest X-ray c. ECG d. Echocardiogram e. Stress test f. Coronary angiogram g. Myocardial biopsy VII. Treatment of heart disease 1. Medications a. Diuretics (water or fluid pill) b. Potassium c. ACE inhibitor d. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) e. Beta-blockers f. Blood thinners g. Digoxin h. Nitrates i. Statins B. Summary and conclusion C. Final exam (post-test)

Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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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