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Women and Heart Disease - 60098
Women and Heart Disease

60098 l 10.50 contact hrs
by Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN and Jill Lucca, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, FPCNA
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This course has been approved for 8 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2008, 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 and approved for 10 hours for 2015 and 2016.
The purpose of this home study course is to provide nurses with important information about the incidence of heart disease in women, its etiology and its risk factors. Because healthy lifestyle choices are vital to the prevention of heart disease, issues related to diet, exercise, weight control and smoking cessation are emphasized. The course also covers the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Armed with this knowledge, nurses can help prevent and treat heart disease in women. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the role of heart disease as a cause of death for women
  • List two risk factors for heart disease that cannot be changed and five that can be changed
  • Identify normal and abnormal blood lipid levels
  • Explain the value of exercise and weight control in preventing heart disease
  • Discuss the role of hypertension in heart disease
  • Describe how diabetes affects heart disease
  • Describe psychological factors that contribute to heart disease
  • Explain labs, diagnostic tests and common procedures for diagnosing heart disease
  • Describe common medical and surgical treatments for heart disease
  • Identify the role of the government in heart-related research

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 7/15/2017

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