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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Women and Heart Disease

Contact Hours: 2
Cost: $20.00

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Women and Heart Disease
This course is designed for nurse generalists that perform patient care in med-surg, acute care, and private practice settings. The purpose of the "Women and Heart Disease" online continuing education course is to assist nurses in identifying the signs/symptoms, causes, and differences in cardiac presentations of female patients. The nurse will become knowledgeable of the common signs & symptoms female patients present with active heart disease. The nurse will learn the causes of heart disease in women and the differences in heart disease presentation in female patients as compared to male patients.


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Complete a physiology review of the cardiovascular system
  • Understand the causes of cardiac disease
  • Identify the factors contributing to cardiac disease in women as compared to men
  • Reference the incidence, prevalence, and cost of cardiac disease in women
  • Reference current research, protocols and treatment for treating cardiac disease in women


Chapter 1 - Introduction - History and Background Identifying Heart Disease

Significance and Prevalence
Cardiac Disease Defined
Physiology of the Healthy Coronary System & Compromised Coronary System
Costs of Cardiac Disease

Chapter 2 – Causes of Cardiac Disease

Genetics & Aging

Chapter 3 - Recognition of Cardiac Disease in Women

Factors Contributing to Cardiac Disease in Women
Comparison of Signs/Symptoms of Cardiac Disease in Women Versus Men
General Statistics, Incidence, and Cost of Cardiac Disease in Women

Chapter 4 - Current Research and Protocols for Treating Cardiac Disease and Heart Attacks in Women

Prevention Methods and Research
Issues with Women’s Medical Treatment

Chapter 5 - Conclusion

Case Scenarios
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