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Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to understand the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system in order to effectively care for residents.


$15.00

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify four (4) anatomical structures of the normal heart.
  2. Identify the two (2) main coronary artery systems.
  3. List the three (3) major formed elements in blood.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.

Author

Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt is retired from a Staff Development Coordinator position in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona. She worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska. Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. Prior to that, she worked in both staff and charge nurse positions in an Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut. Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

$15.00

As nurses, it is important to understand the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system in order to effectively care for residents. Knowing what the formed elements of blood do, and what abnormal levels of each may indicate will assist the nurse in understanding related lab values and improved assessment of the cardiac system.

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