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 experience involvement of the 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 promote early diagnosis and appropriate treatments for this population.
The goal of this program is to provide nurses, athletic trainers, EMTs/paramedics, 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
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, physical therapists and physicians.
Health Educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.