Pediatric Cardiology Update

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Instructor: TBD

Length: 1.5 to 3 hours

This program will review congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease in children. Special attention will also be paid to the emerging problems of hypertension and lipid abnormalities in children and teenagers.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the physiology behind, recognize the presenting signs and symptoms as well as discuss the management of the most common congenital heart defects (CHDs)
  • Discuss the two most common causes of acquired heart disease in children; Rheumatic Fever and Kawasaki Disease.
  • Recognize risk factors for hypertension and dyslipidemia and when it needs to be medically managed in children and adolescents.

Audience: Out patient nurses, school nurses and nurse practitioners