The Cardiac course is an integrative course covering some of the most common and most important information and disease processes related to the Cardiac and Cardiovascular system. In this course, you will find discussion of Cardiac Anatomy and how to listen to heart sounds, as well as major disease processes such as Acute Coronary Syndromes (Angina, MI), Hypertension, Endocarditis, and Valve Disorders. You will also find a detailed discussion of two complex disease processes – Heart Failure and Shock – presented in a way that will demystify and clarify the different types and how to manage each one competently and confidently. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…
- Explain the basics of cardiac anatomy and coronary circulation and correctly assess and interpret heart sounds and basic hemodynamic values in a patient.
- Explain the pathophysiology of the different types of Acute Coronary Syndromes, and confidently assess and choose appropriate interventions for a patient experiencing Angina or a Myocardial Infarction.
- Explain the difference between Right- and Left-Sided Heart Failure and confidently assess and choose appropriate interventions for a client with symptoms of Heart Failure.
- Describe, assess, and choose appropriate interventions for various Cardiovascular Disorders such as Hypertension, Endocarditis, Valve Disorders, and Aneurysms.
- Explain the basic pathophysiology of shock and the difference between Hypovolemic, Cardiogenic, and Distributive shocks (i.e. septic, anaphylactic, neurogenic), as well as to confidently assess and choose appropriate interventions for a patient experiencing Shock.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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