Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - RAD228-60

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

by Kiersten Henry, MS, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC
(4.5 / 360 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Although about 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm each year, most of them have no symptoms. Often referred to as a “silent killer,” AAA results in about 15,000 deaths each year. Clinicians in community and acute-care settings should routinely look for evidence of this health problem when assessing older adult patients. To decrease the mortality from ruptured AAAs requires informed consumers who are involved in their own healthcare, as well as knowledgeable healthcare personnel to assess, teach, and guide this target group. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’, radiologic technologists’, and respiratory therapists’ ability to identify characteristic manifestations, signs of impending rupture, and treatment modalities related to an abdominal aortic aneurysm. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe three important clinical manifestations of an AAA
  • Recognize major signs of impending rupture of an AAA
  • Define the process of identification, management, and treatment of an AAA

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, imaging and radiation therapist, and respiratory therapists.
Imaging and radiation therapist: 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 cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 2/15/2011 to 3/1/2013 and 8/15/2017 to 9/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 2/15/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/15/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2020

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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STEVIE M - WALNUT, CA  ·  Jun 21, 2018
it was very interesting
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Alyssa D - Hernando , MS  ·  Jun 19, 2018
This course was very interesting and had a lot of useful information. It was very easy to understand which made you want to read more.
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Elizabeth T - Houston, TX  ·  Jun 17, 2018
i really liked this section. it gave me a better idea what aneurysms are and how they treat them and other symptoms
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Lisa K - DeBary, FL  ·  Jun 13, 2018
It was a very good study. I did learn a lot in my field of study.
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Jamie M - Magnolia, TX  ·  Jun 10, 2018
interesting subject matter
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00