NACV

Cardiovascular System Review for Health Care Paraprofessionals

Description
The cardiovascular system is vital to the health and well being of all people. The heart and blood vessels that make up the cardiovascular system deliver blood and other material within the body. Even though treatment for cardiovascular disease has improved over the years, it is still the number one cause of death in the United States. This course will help you better understand the effect of the aging process on the cardiovascular system, as well as your role in the care of older persons with cardiovascular disease.
Delivery

This is a self-paced course with optional knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. After the final lesson you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 70% or higher to pass the course and obtain a certificate of completion.

Objectives
  • Identify the components of the cardiovascular system and their purpose
  • State the cardiovascular diseases common in the elderly
  • Describe the changes necessary in the care for patients with cardiac diseases
Contact Time

2.5 contact hour(s) based on 60 minute contact hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 2.5 hours

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of healthcare paraprofessionals, such as homehealth aide, nurses aide and personal care attendants.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures
Author Originating

Patricia Jump - RN PHN MA

Technical Nurse Consultant, President Acorn's End Training and Consulting. Patricia Jump received her Bachelor's in Nursing Degree from Winona State University and her Masters of Arts Degree in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary's University. She has over 25 years experience in the health care field and almost two decades of public speaking experience. As a professional trainer and consultant, Patricia conducts seminars across the country for all levels of employees in business, professional associations, educational organizations, churches, and government agencies. Additionally, she serves as personal coach, consultant, and retreat facilitator for home care leaders and organizations throughout the nation.

Copyright

Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.

Acknowledgment

This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division located in Rochester Minnesota. Development was funded from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Course Code
NACV
Course Category
Paraprofessional Health