Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
(1 pharm hour)
Author(s): Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD, CNE
Peer Reviewer(s): Kimberly S. Hodge, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CNS
Item#: N1390
Contents: 1 Course Book (146 pages)

Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 2nd Edition



Price $29.95
Item # N1390
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

In this continuing education course, nurses will gain valuable information on current topics related to women and heart disease. Risk factors, diagnostics, diseases, conditions, treatments and prevention strategies are discussed throughout the course. Case studies and patients examples are used frequently to show the variations in cardiovascular disease (CVD). 


Course Objectives
  • Identify CVD in women and goals for reducing its prevalence.
  • Discuss the epidemiology of CVD in women.
  • Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for CVD in women.
  • Discuss the primary pathophysiologic processes associated with CVD in women.
  • Discuss clinical manifestations associated with various types of CVD in women.
  • Identify primary diseases and conditions associated with CVD in women.
  • Discuss the role of co-morbidities and other factors in the development and progression of CVD in women.
  • Discuss diagnostic and treatment options for women with CVD.
  • Discuss primary prevention strategies for women with or at risk for CVD.
Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD, CNE, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Utah and her master's degree with an emphasis in Physiologic Nursing/Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist in 1979. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University in 1985. She is currently a Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing teaching courses in pathophysiology and pharmacology at the baccalaureate level and advanced pathophysiology for nurse practitioner students at the graduate level. She was formerly Dean of the College of Health Sciences at UNLV. Dr. Sabo has published numerous journal articles in various areas of physiology and pathology for nurses and has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences. Her scholarly focus is on women and cardiovascular disease diabetes mellitus and women and HIV.
Kimberly S. Hodge, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CNS has been an adult critical care nurse for over 20 years and has practiced in medical, surgical, trauma, oncology, cardiac medical and cardiac surgical ICUs as well as acute hemodialysis, the emergency department, and critical care transport. Kimberly has been a CCRN since 1993 and was one of the first to achieve sub-specialty certification in cardiac medicine (CMC) from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). She currently practices as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist responsible for four units specializing in adult medical-surgical, neurology/neurosurgical, and cardiac medicine services at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove and Indianapolis, IN.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • 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.
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  • 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.