Cardiac Vascular Clinical Bundle - Self-Paced Online Course
Compliment your Cardiac-Vascular certification preparation and learn more about key clinical issues impacting this patient population, all while saving $25.00 and receiving 6.56 contact hours!
Compliment your Cardiac-Vascular certification preparation and learn more about key clinical issues impacting this patient population, all while saving $25.00 and receiving 6.56 contact hours! This five course clinical bundle offers all in one easy access and covers pertinent topics related to clinical issues with cardiac and vascular patients.
This bundle includes:
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Approach to Reducing Heart-Failure Readmissions
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can help reduce readmissions in patients with heart failure (HF). This course will provide nurses with information on how to care for patients with HF who receive CRT by identifying the problem of readmissions for patients with HF, understanding the role of CRT in HF treatment, and the nurse’s role in managing HF.
Caring Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Device
Heart failure (HF) can’t be cured but can be managed with medications until it reaches an advanced stage and a heart transplant or an implanted left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is required for survival. This course examines nursing care of patients with LVADs for destination therapy, including device and medication management, potential complications, patient education, and psycho social support for patients, home caregivers, and nurses.
Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
Neurologic injury is the most common cause of death after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. The goal of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is to improve survival and neurologic function. Studies have shown that the sooner patients are treated with TH, the greater the benefit. This course provides nurses with information on how they can best care for patients receiving TH.
Decoding the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
The oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve indicates the relationship between the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin (SaO2) and the partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2). Neither linear nor static, the curve can change or shift depending on various factors. Understanding the curve and its implications for patient care can be challenging. This course decodes the curve to make it more understandable and discusses the benefits and limitations of pulse oximetry. The goal of this course is to educate nurses on how to use the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve to better assess a patient’s oxygenation status.
Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms Can Improve Patient Self-Management
The ability to recognize early and progressive heart failure (HF) signs and symptoms is crucial for both patients and clinicians, yet even some experienced nurses lack recognition skills. Patients who are discharged without learning how to care for themselves and when to seek timely treatment may need to be readmitted repeatedly. This course will provide nurses with information on how to improve self-management in patients with HF.