Cardiovascular Specialty CE Courses for Nursing Professionals

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Acute Care Management of Stroke

4 Hrs
Course release date: 9/30/2019
Course expiration date: 9/30/2022

This course provides nurses with the latest information about stroke including updates in anatomy and assessment and management of the stroke patient in the acute care setting.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: The Role of CT Angiography

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Chest pain is a commoncomplaint in the emergency department and requires meticulous history, exam andwork-up. While chest pain may be due to non-cardiac complaints such aspulmonary embolism, the healthcare team must correctly identify when a patientis experiencing or at risk of developing acute coronary syndrome. Coronarycomputed tomography angiography and coronary artery calcium scoring are twonon-invasive tests, which can help identify plaque in low-and intermediate-riskpatients, and subsequently direct care as needed. There are nursingconsiderations specific to both these tests including obtaining pulse and bloodpressure, administering medications, obtaining IV access and performing ahistory and exam. 

$11.95
Online
Elective

Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy

3 Hrs
3 Hrs

Course expiration date: 7/13/2021

This educational program illustrates the critical role of blood clotting in maintaining vasculature integrity and various pathologies that can result when inappropriate coagulation occurs. An overview is provided giving insight to the use of representative antiplatelet, anticoagulation and thrombolytic agents to counter improper clotting.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Basic ECG Recognition and Interpretation

3 Hrs
Course Release Date: 3/2/2020
Course Expiration Date: 3/2/2023

This course provides an overview of the most common, basic non-life-threatening rhythms to refresh your knowledge and increase confidence in your rhythm interpretation skills.  The course reviews the normal sinus rhythms and the most common cardiac dysrhythmias to help you better understand the effects dysrhythmias have on patients and recommended nursing interventions. 

$22.95
Online
Elective

Beyond the Basics: Implications for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/24/2022

Atrial fibrillation is a common healthcare problem. This course reviews the concepts of cardiac output, risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF), classifications of AF, the pearls of obtaining a history and physical of a patient with AF, diagnostic testing, and the overall implications for pharmacologic management. Prescribing guidelines will be presented in subsequent courses.  Nursing considerations and evidence-based practice guidelines are included in this course.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating the Patient with Elevated Troponin: A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

Troponins have long since been the preferred biomarker of choice in detecting cardiac injury as seen in myocardial infarctions (MIs). The history and clinical context remain crucial in helping to identify the cause of the troponin rise; however, in most cases it is primarily the serial trend of the troponin levels, EKGs, and imaging that lead to a diagnosis. It is imperative that nurses are able to incorporate analysis of troponin levels into their assessment of patients with compromised cardiovascular systems.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Abdominal Pain, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/20/2021

Abdominal pain is a common reason patients present in an acute-care setting, representing around 10 million emergency department visits in 2013, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Abdominal pain can be accompanied by other symptoms or may exist in isolation. Using a case study approach, this education program provides information to help nurses accurately evaluate abdominal pain and take appropriate nursing action.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Fatigue, a Case Study Approach

2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

Fatigue is a very broad andgeneral symptom that can be present in a host of diseases. It is present inhealthy and nonhealthy individuals alike, and there is no one event that causesit. Most people do not seek acute medical attention for fatigue. However,fatigue can be representative of a serious underlying condition, and it isimportant to stress to patients that prolonged symptoms of fatigue, despiteadequate rest, nutrition, and perceived health should not be ignored. Thiseducation program uses a case study approach to help nurses evaluate fatigueand intervene effectively. 

$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Cough, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/20/2021


According to the most recent National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a chief complaint of cough represented around five million visits to the emergency department per year (Rui, Kang, & Albert, 2013). It is imperative that nurses are able to thoroughly and accurately assess cough. This course provides information about the clinical significance of cough, how to assess patients who present with cough, and how to facilitate the diagnostic process pertaining to cough.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it’s related to other causes. Only 30% of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This course is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Communication in Healthcare

4 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients.  The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Life Threatening ECG Rhythms: Recognition and Interpretation

3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/1/2020
Course expiration date: 3/1/2023

This course serves as an overview of rhythms that may be life-threatening, either immediately or over the longer term for health care providers who have an understanding of cardiac structure, function, the basic features of the most common cardiac rhythms, and basic patient assessment skills.  The course reviews many life-threatening dysrhythmias and the appropriate initial nursing interventions for each. Confidence in ECG rhythm interpretation skills will help you communicate accurately with other members of the health care team and provide excellent patient care.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 8/20/2019
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022

This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals.  The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2022

This course is intended to provide a hypertension treatment overview. Safe and effective prescribing decisions must be guided by an in-depth understanding of each agent: how it works, how to dose it, anticipated adverse events, drug interactions, etc. When combination drugs are included, there may be as many as 200 different pharmacological options (both individual agents, as well as combination products) that are approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension. As a result, this course is designed only to highlight the major categories of therapeutics by identifying key products and characterizing them as a class. In an attempt to provide perspective, an effort was made to provide highlights of clinically meaningful outcomes studies for the various drug classes.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Nursing Management of Atrial Fibrillation

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 1/16/2020
Course expiration date: 1/16/2023

Atrial fibrillation is a common healthcare problem. This course reviews the concepts of cardiac output, risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF), classifications of AF, the pearls of obtaining a history and physical of a patient with AF, diagnostic testing, and the overall implications for pharmacologic management. Prescribing guidelines are presented and nursing considerations and evidence-based practice guidelines are included in the course.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

Safety comes first in patient care and inhealth-care environments.  However, despite the focus on safety in health-careliterature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the thirdleading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that morethan 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative thatnurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viableculture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latestNational Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety ofhealth-care organizations.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Pharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Rate Control Versus Rhythm Control

1 Hrs
1 Hrs
Course release date: 4/8/2019
Course expiration date: 4/8/2022

This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). This includes the Vaughn Williams classification system, as well as first and second-line classes used for rate control in AF. The course describes the mechanisms of action of the first and second-line drugs, as well as drug side-effects and related nursing implications.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Rapid Trauma Assessment: What Nurses Need to Know

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021

Trauma care occurs wherever nurses care for injured patients. This can range from pre-hospital assistance through emergency department resuscitation, surgery and recuperation, to return to the communi
$11.95
Online
Elective

Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice

3 Hrs
Course release date: 4/23/2019
Course expiration date: 04/23/2022

Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice.  This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.
$22.95