The purpose of this video is to ensure that you get a quick review of the anatomy and physiology surrounding the cardiovascular system. This is your foundation that you will build from and the cardiovascular system can either be fascinating and fun or very overwhelming if you do not understand the basic principles of the heart and how it functions.
This video goes over specific diagnostic procedures related to the cardiovascular system, showing pictures, discussing the tests and procedures in detail for you to gain a better perspective of what the patient goes through and how to prepare the patient for the tests. When you have a better understanding, it opens doors to communication with your patients and also makes you a better nurse understanding how to assess and how to anticipate questions and complications.
Part of the cardiovascular system is not only understanding how the heart works but seeing it in action. The way nurses see the heart in action is on an EKG rhythm strip. Because the nurse is with the patient more than the doctor is, the nurse must also be required to understand how to read a rhythm strip and anticipate any problems to tend to the emergent situation as quickly as possible. This video begins the basics of how to read a normal EKG rhythm strip.
Here is where the rhythm strips get fun. You are building off of your basic EKG knowledge and learning some of the complications that can occur and how they look on the rhythm strip. You will learn how you can look at a rhythm strip on the paper and yet be able to identify which area of the heart is actually having the complication, and be able to identify some of the expected signs and symptoms without even seeing the patient yet.
After you have grasped the basic EKG principles and understand the dysrhythmias, then we will take it a step further to discuss treatments of various rhythms and educating the patient on medications and lifestyle changes. This video focuses primarily on the management of the dysrhythmias so at any point in this video, if you are having trouble identifying with the content, just simply go back and review videos 3 and 4 again.
This video begins looking at diseases of the heart but more specifically coronary artery disease and blood vessel impairments. It is best to break the heart up into different sections based on the location and the functions because some of the side effects and managements, along with medications will be similar and easier to remember.
This video is only focusing on the Inflammatory heart diseases specifically endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis and what causes the problems, what physiologically is going on with the heart and the body when this is occurring, signs and symptoms, treatments, prevention strategies, complications for the future, and nursing education to be done with the patients and their families.
This video is focusing on coagulation problems. Bleeding too much or not enough poses many threats and complications to not only the heart but to the body as a whole. When dealing with coagulation problems, there are many therapies and laboratory values that the nurse is responsible for monitoring as well as being able to assess for complications and act quickly because of the life threatening capabilities.
In this video, you will be learning about the disorders surrounding the valves of the heart and the diseases that can present as well as complications surrounding the disorders. We will also be learning about the signs and symptoms, treatments, complications, nursing interventions to include teaching health promotion and prevention.
This video is focusing on the vascular disorders and cardiomyopathy. In video 6 we began talking about blood vessel impairments and this video will review some of the things discussed in video 6 so if you have any difficulties, go back and review the previous video. Particular items discussed in this video will be pertaining to vascular disorders like deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis, venous insufficiency, and varicose veins as well as the different types of cardiomyopathies, their signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, nursing interventions and teachings.