VSD Course Introduction
Course Overview: This course illustrates
blood flow through the normal heart as it differs from hearts
with a ventricular septal defect (VSD). It describes methods of
assessing newborns for VSD, and the signs and symptoms associated
with complications such as congestive heart failure and pulmonary
hypertension. Medical and surgical therapies are also
illustrated. See Objectives for specific course goals.
Here are a few hints to help you navigate
through the course.
- Click on links in the Table of Contents frame on the left side of the screen. You can
view pages consecutively, or access any page at any time.
- Link to Rnceus
Interactive e-mail or
return to Rnceus Interactive Home Page from the Table of Contents.
- Access the Exam and Evaluation Form at the end of the course - or whenever you're
ready. Follow instructions on that page to obtain RN
contact hours, or to just try the questions.
- Links to the World Wide Web enrich the
course content. Review the different sites and then click "BACK"
on your browser to return to the course. Or "BOOKMARK"
the site now for easy reference!
- Scattered throughout the course are Instant Feedback areas, like the one below. Review information
about the Target
Audience and give it a try!
To reinforce the material, quiz yourself
on what you have learned while studying this information.
Wherever you see this color text, questions are accessible.
target audience for this course is health professionals working with pediatric
patients affected by congenital heart defects.
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