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Critical Thinking in Cardiac Assessment

Critical Thinking in Cardiac Assessment

Critical Thinking in Cardiac Assessment

Patricia Schmehl
Patricia Schmehl
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

$35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

$35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

$ 35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00
$ 35.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00
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Launch date: 22 Sep 2017
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Last updated: 08 Feb 2018

Reference: 184824

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Description

Cardiac disease is so prevalent in our times that a nurse, in almost every care setting, will encounter patients with some degree of its manifestation. Coexistent types of cardiac pathophysiology and varied severity in symptomatology can make assessment difficult for the nurse. However, the ability to recognize symptoms, assess their severity, and determine when the patient status is changing is essential to prevent poor outcomes and frequent hospital readmissions. They are also instrumental in promoting and maintaining quality of life. These actions are the responsibility of the nurse and expected within the scope of practice.

Honing assessment skills aids in recognition of both subtle and overt symptoms and behaviors which may indicate patient compromise. Although this course is focused on the nurse caring for patients with cardiac disease in the non-acute setting, it will also be beneficial to any nurse needing to strengthen skills and knowledge in this area of practice. The course begins with a review of cardiac anatomy, assessments, disorders, and chronic symptomatology which are then linked with assessments focused on changes in status requiring intervention. Many tools will be utilized to maximize learning and comprehension for application.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.Define commonly used anatomical terms and landmarks related to the cardiac system.
2.Discuss the cardiac blood flow pathway as it relates to oxygenation and perfusion.
3.Identify the four cardiac components and examples of disease or dysfunction affecting each one.
4.Explain the types of assessment methods used in cardiac disease states.
5.Discuss and recognize the importance of assessing laboratory and diagnostic test results as part of the cardiac assessment.
6.Identify methods of accurate reporting of cardiac disease related symptomatology.
7.Create critical thinking templates for knowledge application in caring for a patient with cardiac disease/dysfunction.
Patricia Schmehl

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Patricia Schmehl
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Pat originally graduated from a diploma program and later went on to earn her BSN and eventually her MSN while continuing to practice critical care nursing. Currently she is a faculty member in the ADN program at Reading Area Community College in reading Pennsylvania. She is the author of a newly published book (Jones and Bartlett): Introduction to Concept Mapping: Critical Thinking in Action

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 3.50 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 3.50 Hours

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