On Demand CE - Evaluation for Ischemia

Chest Pain! How to Perform a Comprehensive Evaluation for Ischemia

Hear from cardiovascular nursing master-educator Joan Mersch in this two-hour course. Learn how to differentiate acute and chronic ischemia from other causes of chest pain, as well as how to interpret ECGs and other diagnostic tests included in ischemia evaluations.

Credit: 2.0 CE contact hours
Cost: Free

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  • Joan Mersch, MSN, RN
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Review signs and symptoms of ischemia.
  • Describe variations in ischemia presentation by gender, age and co-morbid conditions.
  • List steps in taking a comprehensive health and symptom history.
  • Demonstrate steps in performing a cardiovascular physical exam to evaluate ischemia or
  • determine other causes for symptoms.
  • Discuss common order sets to evaluate for ischemia and how to interpret them, including genetic tests and biomarkers, ECG, stress tests and imaging studies.

woman having chest pain
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.