Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Caring for Cardiovascular Patients - Revised
Learn the key clinical nursing skills and techniques used to care for patients with cardiovascular problems.
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The primary role of a nurse is to care for individuals and support them through health and illness. This course will first discuss how nurses can develop a positive relationship with patients. It will then teach you the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. You will then learn the general preparatory measures that must be taken prior to cardiovascular surgery. This course will also discuss the symptoms and causes of a range of cardiovascular system disorders.
The first 48 hours following cardiovascular surgery are the most critical, and a high degree of alertness and skill in nursing care are essential if complications are to be prevented. This course will teach you the preoperative and postoperative strategies that can be used to ensure patients have a successful surgery and recovery. You will learn the signs and symptoms of a range of complications of cardiovascular surgical procedures and their implications for the care administered by a nurse.
By the end of this course, you will learn the diagnostic procedures that can be used to assess whether or not a patient is suffering from a cardiovascular disorder. You will also learn how diet and exercise can be used as tools to help patients recover from cardiovascular surgical procedures. These are skills and knowledge sets that can really help you assist patients to the best of your ability. So, check out the course today, and start developing some really important skills.
Understanding the Cardiovascular System
Understanding the Cardiovascular System - Learning Outcomes
Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiovascular System Disorders
Understanding the Cardiovascular System - Lesson Summary
Cardiovascular Surgery – Caring for the Patient
Cardiovascular Surgery – Caring for the Patient - Learning Outcomes
Preoperative and Postoperative Care
Complications of Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery – Caring for the Patient - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
- Identify the various diagnostic procedures that are used to determine whether or not a patient is suffering from a cardiovascular disorder
- Examine the clinical symptoms and causes of a range of cardiovascular system disorders
- Describe the preoperative and postoperative strategies that can be used to ensure patients have a successful surgery and recovery
- Define the clinical signs and symptoms of a range of complications of cardiovascular surgical procedures
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