Heart Failure

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.

Course Description: This program will review Coronary Heart Disease, looking at prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention and physical activity. A review of the anatomical structures associated with CHD will be reviewed as well. A differentiation of the various types of Acute Coronary Syndrome will be discussed, including: STEMI, NSTEMI and Unstable angina. Management of ACS will include: anticoagulation, angioplasty and a review of 12 Lead ECG and biomarkers for diagnosis. Complications such as cardiogenic shock, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, reinfarction, heart failure, pericarditis, mural thrombosis, myocardial wall rupture, papillary muscle rupture and ventricular aneurysm will be discussed.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC CCRN-K

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe pathophysiology of Coronary Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Differentiate the types of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Discuss the complications of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours with 0.5 pharmacology hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities. Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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