This lesson provides caregivers with an overview of common cardiac conditions they are likely to see on the job, including CHF, CAD, hypertension, heart attack, edema, arrhythmias, endocarditis, and valve disease. Includes tips for how to help every client get and keep a healthy heart.
Describe how a normal heart functions.
List the main symptoms associated with CHF, CAD, high blood pressure and heart attacks.
Detect and respond appropriately to symptoms of edema, angina, and heart attack.
Help clients choose behaviors that decrease their risks for developing cardiac conditions.
Demonstrate skills that prevent, treat, and manage cardiac conditions in your daily work with clients.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.