Chest Pain: Symptoms, Diagnostics, and Treatments

Chest Pain: Symptoms, Diagnostics, and Treatments 

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2019a; American Heart Association [AHA], 2019). It is imperative that professionals working in the outpatient setting know how to diagnose heart conditions and respond accordingly. Professionals must be able to distinguish true chest pain from esophageal reflux, musculoskeletal disorders, and other differential diagnoses. The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses in community health settings with information on recognizing symptoms of common cardiac conditions, components of objective and subjective assessments, commonly used diagnostic tests, and interventions commonly used in cardiac care.

$20.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-CHC-0-CPSDT

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 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 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 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

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-CHC-0-CPSDT
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recall symptoms associated with heart disease, arrhythmia, and heart failure.
Describe 10 types of cardiac conditions.
Identify the components of a focused subjective and objective cardiac assessment.
Recognize common diagnostic tests for cardiac conditions.
Describe 8 interventions commonly used in cardiac care.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Heart

Overview of Heart Disease in America

Heart Disease Defined

Understanding the Heart

Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Special Populations and Heart Disease

Review

Summary

Section 3: Overview of Cardiac Conditions

Coronary Heart Disease

Silent Ischemia

Angina

Stable Angina

Unstable Angina

Variant (Prinzmetal) Angina

Microvascular Angina

Coronary Microvascular Disease

Myocardial Infarction

Aneurysms

Non-Cardiac Related Chest Pain

Review

Summary

Section 4: Assessing the Client

Subjective Cardiac Assessment

Review of Systems

Medical History

Family History

Psychosocial History

Knowledge Check

Objective Cardiac Assessment

Cardiac Exam

Vascular Assessment

Respiratory Assessment

Skin Assessment

Risk Factors Assessment

Barriers to Seeking Medical Treatment

Review

Summary

Section 5: Diagnostic Testing

What to Know About Diagnostic Testing

Blood Testing

Serum Lipid Panel

Electrocardiogram

Holter Monitoring

Knowledge Check

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac Stress Test

Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Review

Section Summary

Section 6: Interventions

Interventions and Therapies

Stenting

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Medication Therapy: Nitrates

Medication Therapy: Morphine Sulfate

Medication Therapy: Oxygen

Medication Therapy: Antiplatelet, Anticoagulant, and Thrombolytic Agents

Medication Therapy: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Beta Blockers

Medication Therapy: Lipid-Lowering Agents

Educational Considerations

Healthy Lifestyle Recommendations

Cardiac Rehab

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

References

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN, PHN, FAHA
Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Programs at Azusa Pacific University (APU) School of Nursing. With over 25 years of nursing experience, she has worked in many roles ranging from staff nurse to Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in Critical Care and Cardiology to Educator. Her current position as Chair and Faculty at APU has her teaching and mentoring students in research. As a research scientist and a Fellow of the American Heart Association, her overall research focus has encompassed the interdisciplinary care and outcomes of low-income, uninsured, minority, heart failure (HF) patients. Specifically, she has conducted research addressing the impact of literacy on HF self-management behaviors, disease management, various psychosocial variables (e.g. depression, self-efficacy, social support, and quality of life), the validation of new methods for screening for HF using biomarkers and echocardiography, and most recently, the use of wireless technology as a method to enhance HF self-management in the home. Disclosure: Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN, PHN, FAHA 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: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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