Marfan Syndrome - FIT487

Marfan Syndrome

Inherited Disorder has Far-Reaching Effects

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
FIT487
(4.9 / 21 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (1.00 ACSM CECs)

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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, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists and physicians.
 
Fitness Professionals: 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.
 
OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.2 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 9/22/2008
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. Relias LLC 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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Manjit K - Antelope, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
excellent course very interesting
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ADAM B - NEWTOWN, PA  ·  May 01, 2020
good info about Marfan's syndrome
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Kendra J - Sloan, IA  ·  Mar 21, 2020
We recently had a patient with Marfans undergo heart surgery. I was not aware of all the risks. I will never forget now.
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Kathleen F - Corvallis, OR  ·  Feb 26, 2020
Simple intro to marfan syndrome.
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HELENE F - Kailua, HI  ·  Jan 20, 2020
I work a lot with these patients and it was good to learn more about their diagnosis.
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