Nursing: Cardiac Special Topics: Fatigue, a Case Study Approach

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About the Course


The target audience for this education program is nurses who want to enhance their abilities to help patients who are dealing with fatigue.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the significance of fatigue.
  2. Analyze key features of the patient’s history.
  3. Synthesize assessment findings to identify the cause of the patient’s fatigue.

About the Author

Leslie E. Janik, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC

Leslie E. Janik, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, is an instructor of medicine in the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. She has been a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner in the division of cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic since 2005, when she helped establish a cardiovascular inpatient service. She works closely with the fellowship and residency programs and has assisted in developing protocols for the cardiology hospital and clinic practice. Ms. Janik is also part of the administrative team within her department and is supervisor to the cardiovascular advanced practice providers. She received her BSN from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and her MSN with an acute care specialization from the University of Florida. Her nursing experience included neurology, heart and lung transplantation, and cardiology. In addition to her current role in cardiology, she has worked as an acute care nurse practitioner in both neurology and plastic surgery. She is a member of the Chest Pain Committee at Mayo Clinic, Florida, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and has been published in the online journal Advance for NPs & PAs.

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