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What you will learn

Course description: 

This cardiovascular course  presents an overview of the cardiovascular patient assessment process and a review of the cardiovascular diagnostic tools used for evaluation. Signs and symptoms of cardiovascular dysfunction are discussed, and techniques for auscultating heart sounds and taking a pertinent cardiovascular patient history are described. Course content includes descriptions of blood tests and invasive and non-invasive procedures used to evaluate and diagnose cardiovascular dysfunction.



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to

  • Recognize auscultation findings of normal and abnormal heart sounds.
  • Assess findings of valvular disease and ventricular septal defects.
  • Assess findings of fluid changes within the heart.
  • Complete a pertinent cardiovascular patient history.
  •  Describe blood tests that are essential to the cardiovascular assessment.
  • Compare the noninvasive tests used to evaluate for cardiovascular
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

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