Care of the Aortic Stenosis Patient Undergoing Transaortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

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Mar

Contact Hours: 4

Aortic stenosis is the second most common valvular heart disease in the Western world, and it is usually diagnosed after the age of sixty-five. With a burgeoning elderly population in the U.S., it is estimated that the number of Americans over the age of sixty-five will double by the year 2060 (2). Therefore, having a full understanding of aortic stenosis and its effects on the body is essential to provide care for patients undergoing a transaortic valve replacmenet (TAVR) procedure.

In this course we will discuss the relevant anatomy pertaining to the TAVR procedure, indications and contra-indications, and the post-operative care of patients undergoing the TAVR procedure.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Normal Anatomy and Function of the Aortic Valve
  3. Aortic Valveā€™s Role in the Cardiac Cycle
  4. Pathophysiology and Assessment
  5. Syncope Angina Dyspnea
  6. Etiology & Risk Factors
  7. Natural History of Aortic Stenosis
  8. Overview of Procedure
  9. Diagnostic Imaging
  10. Morphology
  11. Severity
  12. Other Imaging Modalities
  13. Decision to Intervene
  14. Evaluation of Risk
  15. Pre-Planning Stage
  16. Procedure Considerations
  17. Intra-Operative Complications
  18. Post-Procedure Complications
  19. Bleeding and Vascular Site Complications
  20. Atrioventricular Blockage
  21. Acute Kidney Injury, Pain Management and Early Mobilization
  22. Discharge Planning
  23. References (Bibliography)

More Course Information

In this course we will discuss the TAVR procedure including the relevant anatomy, indications and contra-indications, as well as the post operative care.

Author: Marcie Le, MSN, RN, CRNA

Course Objectives: At the time of course completion the learner shall be able to:

  1. Understand the relevant anatomy of the TAVR procedure.
  2. Explain the basics of the procedure including the indications and contra-indications.
  3. Describe the post-operative care of TAVR patients, including potential complications.

This course will require the average learner 200 minutes to complete and awards 4 contact hours of continuing education.

Target Audience:

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Requirement for completion:

Successful completion of all modules (course content, test, and evaluation).

Course Offering # 11

Continuing Education Provider Approval # 7-0090

Expiration: December 21, 2021

Nursing CE Central is an approved provider of continuing education per the KBN.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days
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Instructor

Marcie Le, MSN, RN, CRNA

Marcie is a practicing CRNA in Charlotte North Carolina. She has extensive experience in the Cardiovascular intensive care arena both as a CRNA and as an RN. She is a member of the American Medical Writer's Association and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Free

In this course we will discuss the TAVR procedure including the relevant anatomy, indications and contra-indications, as well as the post operative care.