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TAVR Nursing Care

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TAVR Nursing Care
Morgan Curry

Author: Marcie Le
MSN, RN, CRNA

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 and 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

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the TAVR procedure including the relevant anatomy, indications and contra-indications, as well as the post operative care. It will take the average learner 200 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will 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.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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COURSE CREATED ON: March 01, 2019

Course Expires on: March 01, 2022

Course Offering: #11