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Course Overview

“Preload” and “afterload” issues associated with cardiovascular problems would most likely have been assessed and addressed in a critical-care unit just a few years ago. However, due to the complexity of these diseases, sophisticated hemodynamic assessment is no longer reserved exclusively for critical-care practitioners. Nurses working in step-down, medical/surgical, and even home healthcare settings need a basic understanding of hemodynamic concepts to guide their day-to-day practice. This course discusses cardiac output, preload, afterload, and therapies used to treat patients with these cardiac conditions.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses in acute care settings with knowledge of current hemodynamic assessment techniques and interventions for addressing problems affecting preload and afterload. 
 

About the Course Author

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN, has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of healthcare settings including: rural and urban acute care hospitals, public health, ambulatory surgery, higher education, and commercial healthcare learning organizations. Her roles have included: medical/surgical, ED, and OR staff and charge nurse; Director of School Health Services/school nurse; Public Health Epidemiology and Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist; Infection control practitioner; Quality Management Specialist; Organizational Development Specialist; and Educator. Prior to joining Relias as a SME writer, she provided healthcare learning and development consultation to Swank Healthcare and was the Director of Education Services for Health.edu, a division of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca earned a diploma in nursing from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University.  Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-HDCN
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-02-29
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define preload and afterload; Identify at least two factors that affect preload and afterload.; List two therapeutic interventions each for preload and afterload problems.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Hemodynamics
    What is Hemodynamics?
    Measurements of Preload, Afterload, and Contractility
    Frank-Starling’s Law
    Central Venous Pressure
    Pulmonary and Transpulmonary Thermodilution
    Hemodynamics of the Venous System
    Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
    Natriuretic Peptides
    Blood loss and volume overload
    Dysrhythmias
    The Sympathetic Nervous System and Preload
    Pharmacological Interventions
    Aquapheresis
    Fundamentals of Afterload
    Afterload Interventions
    Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
    Short-term MCSDs
    Intermediate and Long-Term MCSDs
    Hemodynamic Nursing Assessment
    Nursing Interventions
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Elizabeth
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    References
     
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.