Tracey Long, PhD, RN, APRN
JoAnn O’Toole, RN, BSN
Contact hours: 8
Expiration date: December 31, 2021
Course price: $39
Traces the gradual development of the atherosclerosis that underlies CAD and includes causes, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and complications. Concludes with the components of a cardiac rehabilitation program.
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
- Define coronary artery disease, including its etiology and major forms.
- Name the 4 elements of CAD—its epidemiology—that the government tracks.
- Name and trace the 2 major coronary arteries and their immediate branches.
- Describe atherosclerotic plaque and explain how it contributes to CAD.
- List at least 5 symptoms and/or diagnostic procedures that will lead to a diagnosis of CAD.
- Name 4 of the various medical responses in managing CAD.
- Discuss 3 major complications of CAD.
- List at least 6 elements of cardiac rehabilitation.