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Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

David S. Roffman, BS Zoology, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
David S. Roffman, BS Zoology, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
on behalf of Western Schools

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Launch date: 12 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 187943

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

According to data from the Center for Disease Control, 610,000 people die from heart disease in the United States annually. One in every four deaths is due to cardiovascular disease. There are also 12 million yearly visits to physician’s offices and close to 4 million hospital discharges for cardiovascular disease. Treatment of cardiovascular disease and monitoring for therapeutic efficacy and side effects of the drugs used require a sound knowledge of the pharmacology of these agents.

Ongoing education is needed to keep pace with these evolving changes and to equip nursing professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the most recent advances in treatment. Nurses have an important responsibility in caring for patients who are receiving these medications. Knowledge of cardiovascular medications, their effects on the body, and their administration; assessment of therapeutic and adverse effects; and patient education are essential. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of cardiovascular pharmacology. With an ever-increasing number of patients living longer, quality nursing care for those receiving drugs for cardiovascular disease will make this knowledge critical.

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Objectives

Recall the basic structures of the heart and their physiological functions.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to recall the basic structures of the heart and their physiological functions.
Discuss ways medications are used to regulate vascular tone and improve cardiac output.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to discuss ways medications are used to regulate vascular tone and improve cardiac output.
Describe the key pharmacological agents used to prevent and treat ischemic heart disease and cardiac rhythm disturbances.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to describe the key pharmacological agents used to prevent and treat ischemic heart disease and cardiac rhythm disturbances.
David S. Roffman, BS Zoology, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology

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David S. Roffman, BS Zoology, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
on behalf of Western Schools

David S. Roffman, BS Zoology, BS Pharmacy, PharmD, BCPS, AQ Cardiology, is professor emeritus at the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland. Dr. Roffman taught much of the cardiovascular therapeutics curriculum in both the didactic and experiential portions of the curriculum during his 45-year tenure at the school. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year on six occasions by students or faculty at the school, and in 2010, he was honored as Teacher of the Year for Founders Week at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. In addition to his efforts at the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Roffman taught in the Cardiology Module of the Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics course at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as well as the Nursing Pharmacology course at the School of Nursing. He served as the therapeutic consultant to the Cardiac Care Unit and the Progressive Care Cardiac Unit at the University of Maryland Medical System for more than 40 years. Dr. Roffman was one of the original 17 specialty cardiology pharmacy practitioners in the United States to receive added qualifications in cardiology by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

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

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 5.00 Hours

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