Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - RT228-60

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

by Margi J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CNE, PLNC and Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN and Kiersten Henry, MS, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC
(4.6 / 1599 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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.
Respiratory therapists: 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 program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 5/26/2009 to 1/1/2014; 6/25/2014 to 6/25/2016; 5/15/2017 to 5/15/2019.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/3/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/15/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/15/2019

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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Cedric S - st.pete, FL  ·  Apr 22, 2019
very helpful for respiratory therapist
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Valerie K - Jacksonville , FL  ·  Apr 21, 2019
After reviewing the material I felt the test was informative and increased my of understanding on the subject. Also increased my level of knowledge and ability to participate in discussions on this topic if necessary for educational purposes.
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Sandra M - Kissimmee, FL  ·  Apr 21, 2019
easy to read and understand.
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Katelynn L - Glendale, CA  ·  Apr 20, 2019
very nice briefly written review of AAA. Thank you
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Prudencia N - tempe, AZ  ·  Apr 20, 2019
very detailed information, makes learning about this disease easy to learn.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00