Marfan Syndrome - CHES487

Marfan Syndrome

Inherited Disorder has Far-Reaching Effects

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
CHES487
(3.8 / 6 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Price: $20.00
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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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

Course Originally Released on: 6/7/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/7/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/7/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Alexander J - Anchorage, AK  ·  Aug 18, 2014
Very interesting. I knew very little about this topic and has definitely taught me some of the more basics of this disorder.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00