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Release Date: May 24, 2016
Expiration Date: May 31, 2019
Hemodynamic monitoring has greatly improved during the past decade. New hemodynamic monitoring systems are less invasive, but require greater emphasis on assessing the functional status of the patient. Therefore, today’s healthcare practitioner has a demonstrated need for continuing education that will increase their knowledge and understanding of human physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Continuing education is also needed for explaining the current role of hemodynamic monitoring in the management of human pathophysiology.
The purpose of this course is to present established and emerging hemodynamic monitoring methods to critical care and other healthcare practitioners who are interested in applying their hemodynamic monitoring knowledge and experience to specific clinical practice situations. This course is targeted to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who currently practice or wish to practice in a healthcare setting where hemodynamic monitoring is used.
This course stresses critical thinking and practical application as essential nursing skills in understanding the relevance of hemodynamic monitoring to the care and education of patients and their families. After completing this course, the healthcare practitioner will demonstrate nursing care that is based on current, evidence-based practice and increased knowledge for evaluating hemodynamic monitoring systems and their potential impact on patient outcomes.
- Identify established monitoring methods and their implications in patient assessment.
- Describe emerging technologies in hemodynamic monitoring.
- Identify appropriate hemodynamic monitoring in clinical practice.
Marcie Scott, MSN, RN, is a Nurse Planner at Western Schools with more than 25 years of professional nursing experience and a master’s degree in cardiovascular nursing. Marcie began her nursing career on a cardiac telemetry unit and then held a clinical nursing position on a cardiothoracic intensive care unit, assuming charge nurse and preceptor roles as assigned. Later, as a program manager with a health maintenance organization, Marcie gathered much experience conducting health education seminars and developing disease management and health promotion written materials for patients with
cardiovascular disease. An expert in evaluation/exam item writing, Marcie has trained nurse content experts to write certification exam items for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.