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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: NMT/RT Cardio: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure

Module Description:
Audience: Nuclear Medicine Technologists and Radiologic Technologists
Prerequisites: None
Learn about the risk factors associated with acute coronary syndrome. Also discussed are STEMI and NSTEMI, left and right ventricular failure, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms and medical management of acute coronary syndrome.


Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, the health care professional will be able to:
1. Identify cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome.
2. Identify signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome.
3. Identify diagnostic criteria for unstable angina, STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), and NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction).
4. Discuss ECG findings while comparing and contrasting ST segment differences in unstable angina, STEMI, and NSTEMI.
5. Discuss the evidence-based practice medical/nursing management for care of the acute coronary syndrome patient.
6. Discuss the potential complications of acute myocardial infarction.
7. Differentiate left and right ventricular failure, as well as medical management of each.
8. Discuss hemodynamic principles in the following patient populations: cardiogenic shock secondary to left ventricular failure, right ventricular infarction, papillary muscle rupture, acute ventricular septal defect, pulmonary emboli, and hypovolemic shock.


Author: echelon® Online Education
About the author:

echelon® specializes in online continuing education, integrating course design and media development with accreditation and hosting. Our mission is to serve the continuing education needs of individuals and organizations in various industries by providing high-quality e-learning and informational resources to enhance professional development. We offer engaging multimedia courses that follow best practices in educational design and fulfill continuing education requirements.

At echelon®, we develop our courses according to sound principles of instructional design and e-learning. Studies on best practices for adult education have shown that interactive, multimedia programs that support multiple learning styles have the greatest impact. Our courses combine audio, video, and animated graphics in ways that optimize interactive learning. Our participants will learn, not through reading articles or passively viewing PowerPoint presentations, but through participating in activities designed to reinforce concepts and stimulate thinking.

Online education has proven to be more cost-effective for not only the individual user but also for organizations, with the distance traveled to seminars being replaced with online educational programs. From Human Resources, OSHA, and healthcare, to specialized departmental education and training, our team of professionals works with each client in developing educational strategies from conception to distribution.

Since 2006, echelon® has been partnering with Phillips in designing, developing, and delivering high quality online educational courses and resources customized for their client’s needs. One-step ahead of traditional course delivery, research and development has begun to deliver our courses on tablets, ipads, and mobile devices guaranteeing that no matter what technology you use, your educational needs will be at your fingertips.


Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 1.00
Price: $20.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/10/2019: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months



 

Bulk CEU Sales Discontinued

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