On Demand CE: Clinical Significance of Non-Invasive Imaging


This focus of this skill building workshop is to prepare nurses and advanced practice nurses to anticipate, order and interpret key diagnostic tests in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease including ischemia and heart failure.

Credit: 1.83 CE Contact Hours, 0.92 Pharmacology 
Cost: Free

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  • David Anderson, MS, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • Carolyn Landolfo, MD

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • List the factors to consider in selecting the appropriate imaging test
  • Describe the clinical significance of nuclear imaging (including pharmacologic stress tests)
  • Identify a clinical scenario in which echocardiography would be a better choice than nuclear imaging
  • Describe the clinical significance of abnormal findings on echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms (including pharmacologic stress tests with echo imaging)
  • Describe the current state of CT angiography
  • Identify the indication for a coronary artery calcium scan and next steps based on results
  • Identify a clinical scenario in which nuclear imaging would be a better choice over echocardiography
  • Summarize the recommendations regarding cardiology testing in the Choosing Wisely initiative

This educational activity is provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA). PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an approved provider of Nurse Practitioner continuing education, provider number 030602.