Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Update
The purpose of this course is to explain the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and the surgical procedure known as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). The risks for developing CAD and the role that LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins), and HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins), play in the development of CAD will also be presented.

Course Publication Date: September 16, 2019

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

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:CAB082219
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify one major difference in how males and females experience CAD.
  • Explain how diagnostic testing for CAD differs in typical and atypical CAD.
  • Discuss how off-pump (OPCABG), may improve outcomes for females.
  • List advantages/disadvantages of using vein/artery for grafts.
  • State the benefits of cardiac rehab participation.
  • Describe nursing’s role pre-CABG and post-CABG.
  • Differentiate atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis.


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