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Course description: 

Learn about the risk factors associated with acute coronary syndrome. Also discussed are STEMI and NSTEMI, left and right ventricular failure, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms and medical management of acute coronary syndrome.



Course objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the health care professional will be able to: 

1. Identify cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome. 
2. Identify signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. 
3. Identify diagnostic criteria for unstable angina, STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), and NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction). 
4. Discuss ECG findings while comparing and contrasting ST segment differences in unstable angina, STEMI, and NSTEMI. 
5. Discuss the evidence-based practice medical/nursing management for care of the acute coronary syndrome patient. 
6. Discuss the potential complications of acute myocardial infarction. 
7. Differentiate left and right ventricular failure, as well as medical management of each. 
8. Discuss hemodynamic principles in the following patient populations: cardiogenic shock secondary to left ventricular failure, right ventricular infarction, papillary muscle rupture, acute ventricular septal defect, pulmonary emboli, and hypovolemic shock. 

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Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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