CMC®/CSC® Exam Review 3rd Edition


Target Audience

RN, CNS, CRNA, LPN/LVN, NP


Program Description
This course is designed to prepare the cardiac medical and cardiac surgical nurse to take the AACN certification exam for Cardiac Medicine and/or Surgery Exam. The course focuses on adult cardiac abnormalities with a concentration on nursing assessment and medical/surgical interventions. Coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and endocarditis will be the major topics of discussion, with related medical and surgical interventions. The review will also include a brief review of pulmonary, hematology, neurology and gastrointestinal and renal systems as they pertain to the cardiac patient.

 

Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:

  1. Discuss and practice test-taking skills.
  2. Review critical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac system.
  3. Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings relevant to the cardiac adult patient.
  4. Discuss clinical presentation as well as specific patient management of the cardiac medical and surgical patient.