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.