The Cardiovascular Pathologies course provides the student with an efficient tools to recall and understand the cardiovascular system and its many aspects. The course establishes the relationships between structure and function, how the heart works ideally, and examines the nature and origins of dysfunction.
Finally, this course looks at the root causes and consequences of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases. Upon completion the student will have gained and clearer understanding of how the human heart works and the nature and ramifications of major cardiovascular disease.
This course is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Review of major anatomy and physiology of the heart.
- Blood flow (Circulatory Scheme)
- Heart to Lungs
- Lungs to Heart
- Pulmonary Valve
- Aortic Valve
- Tricuspid Valve
- Mitral Valve
- Heart Valve Prolapse
- Blood pressure
- Cardiac muscle structure
- Electrical Control
- SA Node
- AV Node
- Bundle of His
- Purkinjie Fibers
- Cardiac Function
- Effects of exercise on cardiac function
- Discussion of symptoms and etiology of major CV pathologies
- Blood supply
- Congenital heart structure
- Electrical abnormalities
- Differences among gender and risk factors
- Oxygen Saturation
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Bundle Block Branch
- Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
- Congenital Defects
- Carctation of the Aorta
- Patent Ductus Arteriosis
- Congential Septal Defect
- Tetralogy of Fallot
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Myocardial Infarction
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on Cardiovascular pathologies establishing a foundational paradigm of the workings of the human heart.
- Define the role of veins, arteries and capillaries
- Distinguish the function of the Atria from the Ventricles
- Identify general and pulmonary circulation schemes
- Recognize the role and importance of the heart valves
- Define the concept of pressure and its importance in maintaining circulation
- Name the layers of cardiac muscle and their respective functions
- Identify the structures and function of the heart’s electrical control mechanism
- Define the measures of cardiac function: Heart Rate, Stroke Volume, Cardiac Output
- List the long-term effects of exercise on cardiac function
- Compare the structures of arteries to that of veins
- List major symptoms associated with Cardiovascular disease (CV)
- Differentiate CV disease progression in women and men
- Distinguish the most common cardiac arrhythmias
- Define common congenital defects
- Describe the causes and effects of Congestive Heart Failure
- List major complications caused by chronic Hypertension
- Define Myocardial Infarction
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nurses and Nursing Home Administrator
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – James Menz is the owner of JGM Consultants, LLC and receives a salary. He receives payments from HomeCEUConnection for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.