Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 18 Contact Hours
Item#: NCS18

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Item # NCS18
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ECG Interpretation: A Step-by-Step Approach

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1552  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with an overview of the clinical significance of common dysrhythmias and to assist the learner in gaining the skill sets to successfully interpret electrocardiography (ECG) rhythm tracings. This course is designed for both the novice and experienced nurse. ECG analysis is a central part of diagnosing and managing a patient’s cardiac status. Because the helpfulness of ECG tracings depends on their correct interpretation and correlation with the patient’s clinical presentation and medical or medication regimen, the content of this course includes a stepwise approach to analyzing an ECG tracing. A step-by-step approach to evaluating the ECG tracing simplifies what many see as a daunting or confusing process.

There is no overstating the importance of learning ECG interpretation. A variety of clinical settings demand the healthcare professional’s skill in recognizing disturbances in the electrical conduction system of the heart and interpreting a patient’s ECG tracings. As the acuity of the hospitalized patient increases and acute care facilities add more monitored (telemetry) beds, the greater the need becomes for nurses to quickly and accurately identify dysrhythmias to assure prompt interventions and life-saving measures when necessary.

The healthcare provider needs to understand that any abnormal function of the heart’s electrical system is of crucial importance because electrical dysfunction can markedly change a patient’s cardiac output, and consequently cause a rapid deterioration in the patient’s vital signs and overall well-being.

Understanding Hypertension: Treatment and Management

Price: $26.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # N1717  

Release Date: September 22, 2016

Expiration Date: September 30, 2019

Hypertension (HTN) is a common disease that affects millions of Americans without any warning. It is defined as a persistent elevated blood pressure and is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, thus early detection is imperative. Increasing screening and diagnosis of HTN, and improving control of BP with appropriate treatment are important preventative measures to reduce CV morbidity and mortality. Therefore, a systematic understanding of the management of HTN is essential for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in direct patient care to help further improve HTN control.

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge of APRNs on the diagnosis, counseling, and management of HTN. Management of treatment-resistant HTN is beyond the scope of this course. After completion of this course, APRNs will be able to select and implement appropriate first-line and add-on treatment for the management of HTN based on current evidence-based practice guidelines. They will be able to identify appropriate therapeutic goals based on stages of HTN and comorbidities. Additionally, they will be able to provide effective education and counseling on medication management and lifestyle modifications. As a result, these clinicians will be able to incorporate evidence-based strategies, tools, and patient resources into the workflow to enhance quality of care.

Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 3rd Edition

Price: $26.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # N1744  

Release Date: December 27, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

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. 


Kentucky APRNs - fulfills pharmacology requirement

Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Nursing: Biology and Epidemiology

Price: $26.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # N1748  

Release Date: December 27, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

This course provides nurses with foundational information to caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. This course can serve as a reference for nurses working in cardiovascular care areas or desiring to work in cardiovascular care. The curriculum begins with a review of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Cardiac hemodynamic measurements and the principles of oxygen transport are discussed, as well as the burden of cardiovascular disease on the general population.  Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout the text to assist in identifying key issues in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Heightened awareness among clinicians and patients is the first step toward impacting cardiovascular disease. Nurses with comprehensive knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology have a key role in the early recognition and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.   Foundational information of cardiovascular care helps initiate prevention discussions and lifestyle management interventions. Through patient education and quality care, nurses can prevent premature disease and death among patients with cardiovascular disease.


This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with N1724 - Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care.

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