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MED-ED Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review Course - Cancelled

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This course is designed to prepare the participant for the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam. This concentrated review will focus on the key aspects of caring for patients with cardiac and vascular disease across the spectrum of care. Included is a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, risk factors and risk reduction strategies and professional aspects of caring for this patient population. Participants will also complete review questions to prepare them for the types of questions that will be on the exam, as well as test-taking strategies.

Activity Details
Start Date: November 7, 2020
End Date: November 8, 2020
Time: Day One: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Day Two: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (Registration: 7:30 am both days)
Location: Update: Now Offered Virtually
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November 7, 2020

Welcome and Overview

Introduction to the Exam
Registration | Scope and Content Domains | Overview of Test-Taking Strategies

Review of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

The Cardiac Conduction System and ECG Complex
SA, AV Nodes | Bundle of His and Bundle Branches | Purkinje Fibers | P Wave and PR Interval | QRS Complex | ST Segment and T Wave | Normal, Abnormal QT Interval | Causes, Treatment of Prolonged QT Interval

The Cardiac-Vascular Patient Assessment
Patient History/Subjective Data Collection | Patient Assessment/Objective Data Collection | Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement | Ankle-Brachial Index Measurement | Q&A

Lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cardiac-Vascular Disease Risk Factors
Nonmodifiable, Modifiable | Strategies for Reduction | Dyslipidemia, Hypertension Diagnosis and Management | Q&A

Acute Arrhythmias
Heart Blocks | Atrial Fibrillation | Supraventricular Tachycardia | Q&A

Professional Aspects of Cardiac-Vascular Patient Care
Ethical and Legal Aspects | Research and Evidence-Based Practice Principles | Patient Education/Health Literacy | Scope and Standards of Practice | Q&A


November 8, 2020

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Atherosclerosis | Myocardial Ischemia | Myocardial Infarction | Q&A

Heart Failure
Pathophysiology | Classification and Staging | Diagnosis | Patient Management | Discharge Planning | Q&A

Lunch 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Valvular Heart Disease
Normal, Abnormal Heart Sounds | Murmurs and Murmur Grading | Aortic Valve Disease | Mitral Valve Disease | Q&A

Diseases of the Aorta
Anatomy | Aortic Aneurysm and Rupture | Aortic Dissection | Q&A

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Intermittent Claudication | Critical Limb Ischemia | Acute Limb Ischemia | Medical-Surgical Management | Management of Complications | Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Deep Vein Thrombosis | Treatment: Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets | Q&A
Learning Outcome(s)

This program prepares the learner to demonstrate the requisite knowledge required in order to be successful on the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam.


RN/LPN/LVN/Other: 13 Contact Hours Includes 3 Pharmacology Contact Hours

MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286, Iowa/296, California #CEP10453.

If your profession is not listed, we suggest contacting your board to determine your continuing education requirements and ask about reciprocal approval.

Many boards will approve this seminar based on the accreditation of the boards listed here.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

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