Not for the Faint of Heart! A Pediatric Cardiology Primer for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Pediatric cardiac complaints in a primary care office can be intimidating, but do all patients all need referral to the cardiologist? In this session, we will analyze common pediatric cardiac complaints to help identify which patients are most likely to require specialized care.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.0 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: cardiac, cardiology, chest pain, syncope

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three types of tachycardia that commonly occur in children and recognize management strategies for each.
  • Name five red flags associated with chest pain in the pediatric patient that necessitate referral to cardiology.
  • Describe three potential causes of syncope in the adolescent and characteristics and the type of workup recommended for each.
Course summary
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Elizabeth Espinoza, DNP, CPNP-AC

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