Marfan Syndrome - OT487

Marfan Syndrome

Inherited Disorder Has Far-Reaching Effects

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
OT487
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This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Summary:

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder of the connective tissue, occurring once in every 10,000 to 20,000 births in the United States. Patients diagnosed with Marfan syndrome may experience involvement of the aortic valve, aorta, eyes, skeleton, and other organs and structures. Health problems vary among patients. Healthcare providers who work in diverse settings should be well informed about Marfan syndrome so that they can evaluate patients with signs for early diagnosis and appropriate treatments and interventions. Although there is no cure for Marfan syndrome, treatment can prevent or minimize complications. Knowing the importance of early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can help healthcare professionals treat patients with Marfan syndrome and help these patients lead long and healthy lives.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, paramedics, EMTs, fitness professionals, health educators, physical therapists, and physicians with information about the manifestations, pathology, and treatment of Marfan syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify pathological changes associated with Marfan syndrome
  • Discuss major criteria needed for a diagnosis
  • Describe special needs of children and pregnant women with this syndrome
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain 1: Client factors
Domain 2: Activity demands
Process 3: Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists and physicians.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).