Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture

Overview

4.7 out of 5 (372 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

7

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

Abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture represents a catastrophic emergency and if not recognized and appropriately treated, carries significant morbidity and mortality, with untreated mortality approaching 100%. Most of them rupture into the retroperitoneal cavity, causing symptoms like pain, lightheadedness and a pulsating mass in the abdomen. This activity describes the etiology, clinical features, evaluation and management of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Optimal outcomes rely on the coordinated effort of an interprofessional team that provides critical care, medical and surgical management along with swift resuscitation of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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:

  • Describe the risk factors, pathophysiology and clinical features of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Outline the comprehensive evaluation of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Explain the treatment options available for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Identify interprofessional team strategies to improve care coordination, minimize delay to the operating room, and improve outcomes for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Thanks, helpful. I especially liked the ICU management. Would like more intra-operative management though.

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Have none really.

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