An Introduction to Acute Coronary Syndrome
The purpose of the course is to provide the nurse with critical knowledge of this potentially life- threatening condition: Acute Coronary Syndrome. The course will examine the pharmacologic choices that are the most efficacious, as well as the medical model and nursing management of this serious condition.

Course Publication Date: March 16, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Tamara Weaver RN
Course No:ACS031518
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Recognize Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Examine the statistics of frequency and mortality of the heart disease
  • List the risk factors for Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Compare and contrast unstable angina, STEMI and NSTEMI
  • Discuss the underlying pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Identify the physical assessment findings, diagnostic tests and treatments for Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Describe a plan of care for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome


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