Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

Course Description

Course Information

Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: NMT/RT Cardio: Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Tests

Module Description:
This cardiovascular course presents an overview of the cardiovascular patient assessment process and a review of the cardiovascular diagnostic tools used for evaluation. Signs and symptoms of cardiovascular dysfunction are discussed, and techniques for auscultating heart sounds and taking a pertinent cardiovascular patient history are described. Course content includes descriptions of blood tests and invasive and non-invasive procedures used to evaluate and diagnose cardiovascular dysfunction.

Audience: Radiologic Technologists and Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
• Recognize auscultation findings of normal and abnormal heart sounds.
• Assess findings of valvular disease and ventricular septal defects.
• Assess findings of fluid changes within the heart.
• Complete a pertinent cardiovascular patient history.
• Describe blood tests that are essential to the cardiovascular assessment.
• Compare the noninvasive tests used to evaluate for cardiovascular dysfunction.
• Discuss invasive cardiovascular tests and interventions.

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.

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Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 0.50
Price: $10.00
Module Expiration Date:
2/21/2020: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months