The second of four peer-to-peer videos that aim to increase awareness of valvular heart disease and the important role that nurses play in early identification, access to prompt treatment, and prevention of deleterious outcomes. The second video in this series covers aortic stenosis awareness and identification and is presented by Dr. Janet Wyman, Nurse Practitioner and Administrative Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services, Henry Ford Health System.
Early identification of aortic stenosis is discussed along with the clinical stratification and stages of progression for aortic stenosis. A review of signs and symptoms for aortic stenosis helps nurses identify key points to cover while taking a clinical history. A special focus is placed on learning to distinguish heart sounds that point to aortic stenosis and emphasizes their importance as part of a comprehensive physical assessment. The program concludes with a discussion of common diagnostic tests as part of an evaluation for possible aortic stenosis.
The four-video series may be viewed in any order. Other videos include:
- Identify aortic stenosis in its early stages
- Perform a targeted medical history and physical assessment for aortic stenosis
- List common diagnostic tests to evaluate aortic stenosis
- Janet Fredal Wyman DNP, ACNS-BC, FACC
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.