Topics in Cardiovascular Surgery for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

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Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1™ (13.75), AAPA (13.75), Nursing (13.75), Price: $240



Date of Original Release: February 20, 2024
Date Credit Expires for this program: August 19, 2027

To provide a comprehensive online educational course intended to improve the basic understanding of preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative care of the cardiovascular surgical patient for practice and professional development of a nurse practitioners and physician assistants/associates. 

Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize necessary preoperative planning including testing and medication considerations.
  • Describe specific cardiovascular pathology, indications for surgery, and management.
  • Describe post-operative  infection management of cardiovascular surgical patients.
  • Describe post-operative pain management of cardiovascular surgical patients.
  • Review post-operative atrial fibrillation
  • Describe post-operative pericarditis management

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Target Audience
This course is intended for nurse practitioners, physician assistants/associates in cardiovascular surgery, cardiology, and primary care. 

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Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1
  • AAPA
  • Nursing

Price: $240

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