Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - RT228-60I

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

by Becky Lambrecht, MSN
(4.7 / 231 ratings )

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

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Roughly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) each year; yet most of them have no symptoms. In the United States, a ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in men and the 10th leading cause of death after the age of 55. AAAs also run in families. A person carries a 12-times greater chance of developing an AAA if a first-degree relative has experienced AAA. Clinicians in community and acute care settings should look for evidence of this health problem routinely when assessing older adult patients. Lowering 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 AAA. 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. 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 10/23/2019 to 10/23/2020.
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: 7/10/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/19/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/19/2022

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. 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.


For Florida professionals:

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Teresa D - apache junction, AZ  ·  Apr 02, 2020
5. Very educational. Refresher course for me. We don't see many emergent AAA here at our facility.
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Michael L - Reading, PA  ·  Apr 02, 2020
Excellent overview of AAA and clinical signs and symptoms.
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Cassandra K - Lake Isabella, CA  ·  Mar 31, 2020
short and to the point
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Polly S - Shreveport, LA  ·  Mar 28, 2020
Very helpful and informative.
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Reginald Y - bedford, TX  ·  Mar 22, 2020
course was easy to understand and follow
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00