Marfan Syndrome: Inherited Disorder has Far-Reaching Effects

by Expert Reviewer: Russell Yoon, MD pharmacist; Instructor: Maria M. Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
Credentialed for: Medication Aide

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Russell Yoon, MD, is an attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Hospital, Philadelphia. Russell Yoon, MD pharmacist has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Maria M. Baptiste MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC, is an advance practice nurse in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at University
Hospital in Newark, N.J. Maria M. Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE487
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-07-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe special needs of children and pregnant women with this syndrome; Discuss major criteria needed for a diagnosis; Identify pathological changes associated with Marfan syndrome
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    Section 2: Possible Undercut 

    Section 3: The No. 1 Danger

    Section 4: The Essentials 

    Section 5: Exercise Caution

    Section 6: Alert to the signs 

    Section 7: During Pregnancy

    Section 8: Medical Management

    Section 9: Surgical Management

    - Resources for patients, families, and healthcare professionals

    Section 10: Easy does it

    Section 11: Latest findings

    Section 12: The search goes on

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; Physical Therapists; 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.
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