Acute Cardiac Tamponade

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (72 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

8

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Cardiac tamponade occurs when excessive fluid accumulates in the pericardium, in turn compressing the heart and restricting the filling of the cardiac chambers and ultimately causing hypotension and cardiac arrest. This activity reviews the etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and management of pericarditis and cardiac tamponade and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in managing this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the classic presentation of a patient with cardiac tamponade.
  • Explain how to evaluate a patient with cardiac tamponade.
  • Outline how to treat a patient with cardiac tamponade.
  • Summarize the importance of a cohesive, interprofessional team approach to caring for patients with cardiac tamponade.

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  • Name: 'tamponade.mp4' Attribution: Contributed by Emory EM US section
  • Name: 'Tamponade on echo 4.mp4' Attribution: Contributed by N.K. Choudhry, MD

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