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RN READY: Updates on Respiratory & Cardiologic Challenges with Respect to US Practice

Activity description

This activity is designed to enhance nurses’ knowledge, competence and performance in managing both cardiovascular and respiratory health challenges. Participants will explore a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing chest pain, distinguishing between cardiac and non-cardiac causes, and addressing heart failure, myocardial infarction, community-acquired pneumonia and mechanical ventilation. This activity will emphasize thorough cardiovascular assessment using the PQRST mnemonic and will review respiratory anatomy and the clinical presentation of common respiratory disorders and acid-base disturbances. Clinical considerations for elderly patients will be emphasized, with a focus on integrating current guidelines and providing patient-centered evidence-based care in alignment with current US health care practices.

Provided by
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Global Advantage Learning Solutions.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the cardiac and non-cardiac origins of chest pain and describe how the PQRST mnemonic aids in conducting thorough cardiovascular assessments.
  • Discuss diagnostic and management strategies for myocardial infarction and heart failure, including the latest treatment options.
  • Describe the clinical presentations of common respiratory disorders and outline standard management protocols.
  • Identify acid-base disturbances within the context of respiratory pathophysiology and related compensatory mechanisms.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of different respiratory therapies and the use of mechanical ventilation according to best practices.
  • Recognize the unique challenges and considerations of diagnosing and managing chest pain within the elderly population, including atypical presentations and risk assessments.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 6.50 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 6.00 PRC - Philippine Council of Nursing
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Allen Rey Gellangala, RN, MAN
Training Supervisor, Clinical Learning Solutions
Optum Global Solutions    

Ruth Anne Eguia, RN
Manager, Operational Training
Clinical Learning Solutions
Optum Global Solutions

Rhea E. Adante, RN
Director, Clinical Learning Solutions

Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Reychanelle M. Santos
Senior Operational Trainer
Clinical Learning Solutions

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Global Advantage Learning Solutions. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
Nurses (PRC – Philippine Council of Nursing)
This activity is accredited by the Professional Regulations Commission – Continuing Professional Development. It is worth 6.00 PRC CPD Units as prescribed by the PRC-CPD council for the profession of Nursing. This activity will take ~6.5 hours to complete. 

PRC CPD units will be issued ~30 days after the learner has completed the activity and has been validated.

Nurses (ANCC – US Nursing CPD)
The participant will be awarded up to 6.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ANCC - Nurses
  • 6.50 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 6.00 PRC - Philippine Council of Nursing
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