Nursing: Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 4th Edition

54.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Nurses are in the position to inform women of all ages about the risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), treatment options, and prevention strategies. This course helps nurses fill the gap in knowledge concerning CVD in women to ensure that clinical practice and patient education programs are both current and evidence-based. Education is the foundation for empowering women through self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing CVD and to control existing disease. Nurses, among other healthcare providers, have increased contact with women, thus putting them in the best position to educate women on CVD. This course focuses on the current state of evidence related to CVD epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention in women to help bridge the knowledge gap among practicing nurses.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women and goals for reducing its prevalence.
  • Discuss the epidemiology of CVD in women.
  • Discuss modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for CVD in women.
  • Discuss the primary pathophysiological processes and clinical manifestations of CVD in women.
  • Describe the associated diseases and conditions related to CVD, along with any unique symptoms in women.
  • Discuss the role of selected comorbidities and other factors in the development and progression of CVD in women.
  • Discuss screening and diagnostic testing for women with CVD.
  • Discuss treatment options for women with CVD.
  • Discuss primary prevention strategies for women with or at risk for CVD.

About the Author:
Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD

Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing and her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on physiological nursing/cardiovascular clinical specialist from the University of Utah in 1979. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from Brigham Young University in 1985. Dr. Sabo is currently a Professor of Nursing and coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing. She has taught pathophysiology at the baccalaureate level and advanced pathophysiology at the graduate level for nurse practitioner students. She was formerly dean of the College of Health Sciences at UNLV. Dr. Sabo has published numerous journal articles for nurses in the areas of physiology and pathology, has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences, and has contributed book chapters on physiology and pathophysiology. Her scholarly focus is on nursing education, women and cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and women and HIV.
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Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 4th Edition - N32879

54.95
About the Course

Nurses are in the position to inform women of all ages about the risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), treatment options, and prevention strategies. This course helps nurses fill the gap in knowledge concerning CVD in women to ensure that clinical practice and patient education programs are both current and evidence-based. Education is the foundation for empowering women through self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing CVD and to control existing disease. Nurses, among other healthcare providers, have increased contact with women, thus putting them in the best position to educate women on CVD. This course focuses on the current state of evidence related to CVD epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention in women to help bridge the knowledge gap among practicing nurses.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women and goals for reducing its prevalence.
  • Discuss the epidemiology of CVD in women.
  • Discuss modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for CVD in women.
  • Discuss the primary pathophysiological processes and clinical manifestations of CVD in women.
  • Describe the associated diseases and conditions related to CVD, along with any unique symptoms in women.
  • Discuss the role of selected comorbidities and other factors in the development and progression of CVD in women.
  • Discuss screening and diagnostic testing for women with CVD.
  • Discuss treatment options for women with CVD.
  • Discuss primary prevention strategies for women with or at risk for CVD.

About the Author:
Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD

Carolyn E. Sabo, RN, EdD, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing and her master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on physiological nursing/cardiovascular clinical specialist from the University of Utah in 1979. She received her doctorate in educational leadership from Brigham Young University in 1985. Dr. Sabo is currently a Professor of Nursing and coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing. She has taught pathophysiology at the baccalaureate level and advanced pathophysiology at the graduate level for nurse practitioner students. She was formerly dean of the College of Health Sciences at UNLV. Dr. Sabo has published numerous journal articles for nurses in the areas of physiology and pathology, has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences, and has contributed book chapters on physiology and pathophysiology. Her scholarly focus is on nursing education, women and cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and women and HIV.