Chest Pain

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (143 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

11

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Chest pain is a common complaint and encompasses a broad differential diagnosis that includes several life-threatening causes. A workup must focus on ruling out serious pathology before a clinician considers more benign causes. Common descriptors of visceral pain are dull, deep, pressure, and squeezing. Visceral pain also refers to other locations as a result of the nerves coursing through somatic nerve fibers as they reach the spinal cord. Ischemic heart pain, for example, may refer to the left or right shoulder, jaw, or left arm. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with chest pain.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the causes of chest pain.

  • Describe the history and physical exam of a patient with chest pain.

  • Outline the evaluation of a patient with chest pain.

  • Explain the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with chest pain.

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I dislike questions re what is next step. In my practice suspicious chest pain means ekg, cxr, iv , and blood draw all in the same breath

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