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In this course, you will learn to identify and describe cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias. You will assess the characteristics and causes of sinus bradycardia, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. In addition, you...
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In this course, you will learn to identify and describe cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias. You will assess the characteristics and causes of sinus bradycardia, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. In addition, you will learn to identify several junctional rhythms, including premature junctional complexes, junctional escape beats, and junctional tachycardia. You will examine the causes and treatment of these junctional rhythms. Atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias occur when ectopic foci in the atria or ventricles replace the sinoatrial (SA) node as pacemaker of the heart. You will be able to identify these dysrhythmias that cause a number of difficulties which range from harmless to serious to deadly in nature. (95 minutes)
In this course, you will learn to identify and describe cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias. You will assess the characteristics and causes of sinus bradycardia, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. In addition, you will learn to identify several junctional rhythms, including premature junctional complexes, junctional escape beats, and junctional tachycardia. You will examine the causes and treatment of these junctional rhythms. Atrial and ventricular dysrhythmias occur when ectopic foci in the atria or ventricles replace the sinoatrial (SA) node as pacemaker of the heart. You will be able to identify these dysrhythmias that cause a number of difficulties which range from harmless to serious to deadly in nature. (95 minutes)
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Cardiomyopathy includes all diseases of the myocardium. In this course, you will learn about the three types of cardiomyopathy: dilated (DCM), hypertrophic (HCM), and restrictive (RCM). You will also study...
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Cardiomyopathy includes all diseases of the myocardium. In this course, you will learn about the three types of cardiomyopathy: dilated (DCM), hypertrophic (HCM), and restrictive (RCM). You will also study the etiology, manifestations, management, and treatment goals for these diseases. (73 minutes)
Cardiomyopathy includes all diseases of the myocardium. In this course, you will learn about the three types of cardiomyopathy: dilated (DCM), hypertrophic (HCM), and restrictive (RCM). You will also study the etiology, manifestations, management, and treatment goals for these diseases. (73 minutes)
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This course covers atrioventricular (AV) blocks and absent rhythms, which are irregularities in the cardiac rhythm that can be extremely debilitating or deadly if not treated and reversed. This course also...
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This course covers atrioventricular (AV) blocks and absent rhythms, which are irregularities in the cardiac rhythm that can be extremely debilitating or deadly if not treated and reversed. This course also addresses pacemaking, a possible intervention for AV block or absent rhythm, and common pacemaker malfunctions.
This course covers atrioventricular (AV) blocks and absent rhythms, which are irregularities in the cardiac rhythm that can be extremely debilitating or deadly if not treated and reversed. This course also addresses pacemaking, a possible intervention for AV block or absent rhythm, and common pacemaker malfunctions.
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A nurse's responsibility in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy extends beyond administering the correct drug and dosage to the correct patient. As a nurse, you must understand why the drug is being given, what...
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A nurse's responsibility in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy extends beyond administering the correct drug and dosage to the correct patient. As a nurse, you must understand why the drug is being given, what therapeutic outcomes are expected, which adverse reactions may develop, and which route is the best for administration. You should be able to identify key points concerning medication administration in the critical care setting, including how a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted. You should also know how to manage a patient by monitoring a drugs speed of titration, understanding the appropriate administration parameters, ensuring the patency of the line, and recognizing when interventions are required. This course covers cardiovascular drugs that affect preload and afterload, contractility, arrhythmias, and cardiac drugs used in emergent situations. This activity is intended for nurses.
A nurse's responsibility in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy extends beyond administering the correct drug and dosage to the correct patient. As a nurse, you must understand why the drug is being given, what therapeutic outcomes are expected, which adverse reactions may develop, and which route is the best for administration. You should be able to identify key points concerning medication administration in the critical care setting, including how a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and excreted. You should also know how to manage a patient by monitoring a drugs speed of titration, understanding the appropriate administration parameters, ensuring the patency of the line, and recognizing when interventions are required. This course covers cardiovascular drugs that affect preload and afterload, contractility, arrhythmias, and cardiac drugs used in emergent situations. This activity is intended for nurses.
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In this course, you will learn how to gather a health history for a cardiovascular (CV) status assessment and how to recognize common signs and symptoms of CV disease. This activity is intended for nurses.
In this course, you will learn how to gather a health history for a cardiovascular (CV) status assessment and how to recognize common signs and symptoms of CV disease. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Cardiovascular technologies continue to evolve. These mechanical devices assist the heart's natural electrical system and help restore its normal rate and rhythm. This course will cover temporary cardiac...
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Cardiovascular technologies continue to evolve. These mechanical devices assist the heart's natural electrical system and help restore its normal rate and rhythm. This course will cover temporary cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and ventricular assist devices. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
Cardiovascular technologies continue to evolve. These mechanical devices assist the heart's natural electrical system and help restore its normal rate and rhythm. This course will cover temporary cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and ventricular assist devices. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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This course provides an overview of the expected symptoms patients may experience from receiving radiation therapy. Required nursing care for patients undergoing radiation therapy as well as safety techniques...
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This course provides an overview of the expected symptoms patients may experience from receiving radiation therapy. Required nursing care for patients undergoing radiation therapy as well as safety techniques associated with treatments are also covered in this course. (29 minutes)
This course provides an overview of the expected symptoms patients may experience from receiving radiation therapy. Required nursing care for patients undergoing radiation therapy as well as safety techniques associated with treatments are also covered in this course. (29 minutes)
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This course covers nose, throat, and facial conditions including infections, fractures, and the recognition and management of foreign bodies in the nose and throat. It also discusses Bell's palsy and...
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This course covers nose, throat, and facial conditions including infections, fractures, and the recognition and management of foreign bodies in the nose and throat. It also discusses Bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. (65 minutes)
This course covers nose, throat, and facial conditions including infections, fractures, and the recognition and management of foreign bodies in the nose and throat. It also discusses Bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. (65 minutes)
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When a patient arrives at the OR, the perioperative nurse must act as an integral member of the operative team while also functioning as the patient's advocate. The purpose of this course is to familiarize...
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When a patient arrives at the OR, the perioperative nurse must act as an integral member of the operative team while also functioning as the patient's advocate. The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with your role as a care provider for anesthetized patients. You will learn about complications that may arise, nursing interventions and treatment options, and how to best act as an advocate for your patients. You will also become familiar with malignant hyperthermia, a life-threatening condition that can result from the use of anesthesia. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
When a patient arrives at the OR, the perioperative nurse must act as an integral member of the operative team while also functioning as the patient's advocate. The purpose of this course is to familiarize you with your role as a care provider for anesthetized patients. You will learn about complications that may arise, nursing interventions and treatment options, and how to best act as an advocate for your patients. You will also become familiar with malignant hyperthermia, a life-threatening condition that can result from the use of anesthesia. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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This course is designed for nurses who have minimal experience caring for a patient with an ostomy. The material covers various types of ostomies, including colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies. In...
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This course is designed for nurses who have minimal experience caring for a patient with an ostomy. The material covers various types of ostomies, including colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies. In addition, the course reviews nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions concerning stoma infections, self-care deficit, sexual dysfunction, loss of positive self-image, and ineffective coping with changes in lifestyle. (65 minutes)
This course is designed for nurses who have minimal experience caring for a patient with an ostomy. The material covers various types of ostomies, including colostomies, ileostomies, and urostomies. In addition, the course reviews nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions concerning stoma infections, self-care deficit, sexual dysfunction, loss of positive self-image, and ineffective coping with changes in lifestyle. (65 minutes)
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The goal of this course is to prepare you to deal with the complexities encountered when caring for the patient with biliary tract problems, including gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones...
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The goal of this course is to prepare you to deal with the complexities encountered when caring for the patient with biliary tract problems, including gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones in the bile duct, and biliary tract cancer. The course describes the anatomy, physiology, diseases, and complications of the gallbladder. It then describes diagnostic tests used to assess biliary tract problems. Finally, it identifies options for gallbladder and gallstone removal. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
The goal of this course is to prepare you to deal with the complexities encountered when caring for the patient with biliary tract problems, including gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones in the bile duct, and biliary tract cancer. The course describes the anatomy, physiology, diseases, and complications of the gallbladder. It then describes diagnostic tests used to assess biliary tract problems. Finally, it identifies options for gallbladder and gallstone removal. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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Providing care to patients with psychiatric disorders can be a demanding task. Staff limitations and the many nursing care responsibilities that arise during busy shifts can add to these demands. This course...
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Providing care to patients with psychiatric disorders can be a demanding task. Staff limitations and the many nursing care responsibilities that arise during busy shifts can add to these demands. This course covers various psychiatric conditions and the communication skills you need to address patients with these conditions. The DSM-5 will be referenced in this course. Communication skills can help you explain the purpose and details of surgical procedures to patients with psychiatric disorders.
Providing care to patients with psychiatric disorders can be a demanding task. Staff limitations and the many nursing care responsibilities that arise during busy shifts can add to these demands. This course covers various psychiatric conditions and the communication skills you need to address patients with these conditions. The DSM-5 will be referenced in this course. Communication skills can help you explain the purpose and details of surgical procedures to patients with psychiatric disorders.
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Surgical patients require preoperative and postoperative care. This course describes the procedures unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) must be familiar with to effectively care for the surgical patient....
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Surgical patients require preoperative and postoperative care. This course describes the procedures unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) must be familiar with to effectively care for the surgical patient. Topics include patient education, skin preparation, postoperative observations, and therapeutic breathing exercises. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
Surgical patients require preoperative and postoperative care. This course describes the procedures unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) must be familiar with to effectively care for the surgical patient. Topics include patient education, skin preparation, postoperative observations, and therapeutic breathing exercises. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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This course covers physiologic disorders specific to the elderly. You will learn how age may or may not affect functions of various physiological systems, including the liver as well as the cardiovascular,...
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This course covers physiologic disorders specific to the elderly. You will learn how age may or may not affect functions of various physiological systems, including the liver as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. You will review the normal structure and function of these systems and will become aware of changes, problems, and conditions that occur to these systems as an individual ages. You will also understand how to treat older adults for these problems as they arise. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
This course covers physiologic disorders specific to the elderly. You will learn how age may or may not affect functions of various physiological systems, including the liver as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. You will review the normal structure and function of these systems and will become aware of changes, problems, and conditions that occur to these systems as an individual ages. You will also understand how to treat older adults for these problems as they arise. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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Nonspecific chest pain, or atypical chest pain, is a common admitting diagnosis in the Medical-Surgical Unit of acute healthcare settings. Chest pain can originate from a variety of different sources. The...
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Nonspecific chest pain, or atypical chest pain, is a common admitting diagnosis in the Medical-Surgical Unit of acute healthcare settings. Chest pain can originate from a variety of different sources. The diagnosis of nonspecific chest pain describes a patient who has chest pain with no more than one of the three characteristics of typical angina: substernal chest pain, chest pain exertional in nature, or chest pain relieved promptly by sublingual nitroglycerine. This course will help you to determine if the chest pain a patient experiences is likely of cardiac or some other origin. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
Nonspecific chest pain, or atypical chest pain, is a common admitting diagnosis in the Medical-Surgical Unit of acute healthcare settings. Chest pain can originate from a variety of different sources. The diagnosis of nonspecific chest pain describes a patient who has chest pain with no more than one of the three characteristics of typical angina: substernal chest pain, chest pain exertional in nature, or chest pain relieved promptly by sublingual nitroglycerine. This course will help you to determine if the chest pain a patient experiences is likely of cardiac or some other origin. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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Cancers in patients younger than the age of 20 are categorized as pediatric cancers. Although many of the same cancers occur in children and adults, the classifications and treatments may differ. This...
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Cancers in patients younger than the age of 20 are categorized as pediatric cancers. Although many of the same cancers occur in children and adults, the classifications and treatments may differ. This course describes incidence, survival rates, etiologies, and risk factors associated with pediatric cancers as well as less common types of cancer that affect adults. In addition, nursing interventions for the patient with cancer and their family is covered. (53 minutes)
Cancers in patients younger than the age of 20 are categorized as pediatric cancers. Although many of the same cancers occur in children and adults, the classifications and treatments may differ. This course describes incidence, survival rates, etiologies, and risk factors associated with pediatric cancers as well as less common types of cancer that affect adults. In addition, nursing interventions for the patient with cancer and their family is covered. (53 minutes)
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In this learning event, you will learn about common chronic conditions of the respiratory tract. These conditions can be a lifelong problem, and they can be debilitating to the afflicted child as well as to...
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In this learning event, you will learn about common chronic conditions of the respiratory tract. These conditions can be a lifelong problem, and they can be debilitating to the afflicted child as well as to the family. You will learn about the etiology and pathophysiology of asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF) as well as specific treatment and nursing considerations for managing them. You will also learn ways to educate children and their families about appropriate care outside of the healthcare facility. (110 minutes)
In this learning event, you will learn about common chronic conditions of the respiratory tract. These conditions can be a lifelong problem, and they can be debilitating to the afflicted child as well as to the family. You will learn about the etiology and pathophysiology of asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF) as well as specific treatment and nursing considerations for managing them. You will also learn ways to educate children and their families about appropriate care outside of the healthcare facility. (110 minutes)
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There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause damage by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects, and chronic kidney disease is only part of the...
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There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause damage by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects, and chronic kidney disease is only part of the larger disease process. The common causes of CKD are categorized by their effects on the kidneys. Every person who has chronic kidney disease develops imbalances in the complex interactions between calcium, phosphate, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone, which can affect the bones as well as the kidneys. This course outlines a number of causes and manifestations of chronic kidney disease, including glomerulonephritis, hypertension, congenital abnormalities, and renal osteodystrophy. It also discusses the treatment of renal osteodystrophy. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause damage by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects, and chronic kidney disease is only part of the larger disease process. The common causes of CKD are categorized by their effects on the kidneys. Every person who has chronic kidney disease develops imbalances in the complex interactions between calcium, phosphate, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone, which can affect the bones as well as the kidneys. This course outlines a number of causes and manifestations of chronic kidney disease, including glomerulonephritis, hypertension, congenital abnormalities, and renal osteodystrophy. It also discusses the treatment of renal osteodystrophy. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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The National Institutes of Health expects that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States by the year 2020. To provide appropriate...
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The National Institutes of Health expects that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States by the year 2020. To provide appropriate nursing care, you must have a comprehensive understanding of the precipitating factors, pathophysiology, and collaborative management of the underlying disease as well as a familiarity with the common nursing assessments and interventions to be performed. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
The National Institutes of Health expects that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States by the year 2020. To provide appropriate nursing care, you must have a comprehensive understanding of the precipitating factors, pathophysiology, and collaborative management of the underlying disease as well as a familiarity with the common nursing assessments and interventions to be performed. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause chronic kidney disease by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects and chronic kidney disease is...
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There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause chronic kidney disease by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects and chronic kidney disease is only part of the larger (i.e., systemic) disease process. The common causes of CKD are categorized according to how the kidneys are affected. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
There are many recognized causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some diseases cause chronic kidney disease by affecting only the kidneys; others are systemic in their effects and chronic kidney disease is only part of the larger (i.e., systemic) disease process. The common causes of CKD are categorized according to how the kidneys are affected. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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Head injury often causes injury to the brain. There are four classes of head injury, all of which can result in injury to the brain. A primary brain injury occurs when there is direct injury to the brain...
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Head injury often causes injury to the brain. There are four classes of head injury, all of which can result in injury to the brain. A primary brain injury occurs when there is direct injury to the brain tissue, like a penetrating injury. A secondary brain injury is a result of the primary injury; cerebral edema is a good example. Brain injury can also result in infections and neuroendocrine disorders. This activity is intended for nurses.
Head injury often causes injury to the brain. There are four classes of head injury, all of which can result in injury to the brain. A primary brain injury occurs when there is direct injury to the brain tissue, like a penetrating injury. A secondary brain injury is a result of the primary injury; cerebral edema is a good example. Brain injury can also result in infections and neuroendocrine disorders. This activity is intended for nurses.
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The clinical manifestations of chronic kidney disease (CKD) fall into three main categories. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your...
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The clinical manifestations of chronic kidney disease (CKD) fall into three main categories. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
The clinical manifestations of chronic kidney disease (CKD) fall into three main categories. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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This course will review the clinical presentation of the patient with valvular heart disease. In addition to emphasizing the more common aortic and mitral valve disease, the course will also cover tricuspid...
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This course will review the clinical presentation of the patient with valvular heart disease. In addition to emphasizing the more common aortic and mitral valve disease, the course will also cover tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease. Each lesson will review the effects of narrowed or leaky valves on cardiac output, systemic and pulmonary arterial pressure, and venous pressures. Then, each lesson will summarize the impact of these physiological complications on a patient's symptoms and physical findings. (62 minutes)
This course will review the clinical presentation of the patient with valvular heart disease. In addition to emphasizing the more common aortic and mitral valve disease, the course will also cover tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease. Each lesson will review the effects of narrowed or leaky valves on cardiac output, systemic and pulmonary arterial pressure, and venous pressures. Then, each lesson will summarize the impact of these physiological complications on a patient's symptoms and physical findings. (62 minutes)
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Pain remains one of the greatest fears of patients facing chronic or catastrophic disease. Oncology nurses have a unique and essential role in pain management; the nurse who has the knowledge to effectively...
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Pain remains one of the greatest fears of patients facing chronic or catastrophic disease. Oncology nurses have a unique and essential role in pain management; the nurse who has the knowledge to effectively assess and manage pain can advocate for effective relief of suffering and help restore quality to patients' lives. The purpose of this course is to describe the problem of pain and pain management in cancer patients. The course also explains methods of assessing cancer pain and offers guidelines for pharmacologic management of cancer pain. (71 minutes)
Pain remains one of the greatest fears of patients facing chronic or catastrophic disease. Oncology nurses have a unique and essential role in pain management; the nurse who has the knowledge to effectively assess and manage pain can advocate for effective relief of suffering and help restore quality to patients' lives. The purpose of this course is to describe the problem of pain and pain management in cancer patients. The course also explains methods of assessing cancer pain and offers guidelines for pharmacologic management of cancer pain. (71 minutes)
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Hematologic disorders include disorders of the white and red blood cells, as well as most bone marrow failure. This course identifies major blood cell and bone marrow disorders, and reviews the clinical...
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Hematologic disorders include disorders of the white and red blood cells, as well as most bone marrow failure. This course identifies major blood cell and bone marrow disorders, and reviews the clinical manifestations and medical interventions essential to diagnosis and treatment. (61 minutes)
Hematologic disorders include disorders of the white and red blood cells, as well as most bone marrow failure. This course identifies major blood cell and bone marrow disorders, and reviews the clinical manifestations and medical interventions essential to diagnosis and treatment. (61 minutes)
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