Goal and Learning Outcomes
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
In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
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