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Coronary Care Nursing

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
  • Differentiate normal cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to recognize signs and symptoms of atherosclerotic heart disease.
  • Determine the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in patients in the provision of relevant health education.
  • Design an integrated nursing care plan using knowledge of cardiovascular pharmacology.
  • Analyze comprehensive health assessment data to inform clinical practice.
  • Interpret hemodynamic data obtained via hemodynamic monitoring to determine when pharmacological, surgical and/or mechanical therapy may be appropriate.
  • Use a systematic approach of ECG interpretation to identify specific arrhythmias and the significance and treatment of each arrhythmia.
  • Develop a cardiac rehabilitation patient care plan based on a comprehensive review of patient health data.
  • Evaluate a patient cardiac rehabilitation plan to assess its effectiveness and identify if any changes are required.
  • Provide responsible, accountable and ethical care in compliance with professional standards.
  • Respond to cardiovascular emergencies using basic and advanced cardiac life support.