Week 7 Discussion 1: Develop Visual Aid/Educational Presentation

Value: 100

Due: To facilitate scholarly discourse, create your initial post by Day 3, and reply to at least two of your classmates, on two separate days, by Day 7.

Gradebook Category: Discussions


As an APRN, teaching patients and colleagues will be an important part of your role. You have been asked to provide an educational session for your fellow APRNs on the cardiovascular system. The goal of your presentation will be to help your colleagues understand the basic components of the cardiovascular system, how they interact with each other, and how cardiac remodeling can occur.

Initial Post

For this week’s discussion board initial post, please develop a visual aid, diagram, image, or similar device that addresses the following questions. Include a brief explanation/description of the content covered in addition to your visual aid; the explanation can be recorded or written. Please be sure to use evidence-based, peer-reviewed journals that have been published within the past three to five years in addition to your textbook and course materials as you develop your post.

  1. Explain what stroke volume is and how it is related to the cardiovascular system; address, particularly, stroke volume, heart rate, and blood pressure.
  2. Identify two disorders of the cardiovascular system that affect stroke volume, heart rate, and BP, and explain how the disease state and pathophysiologic process alters these components away from their homeostatic state.
  3. Describe how these changes can result in cardiac remodeling. What signs and symptoms do patients experience as this occurs?
  4. Discuss whether this remodeling is reversible and/or preventable. What can be done to correct the pathologic process and return the cardiovascular system to its homeostatic state.

Reply Posts

Review your peers’ posts. Select and reply to two peers using the following prompts. Each reply must use at least one scholarly reference other than your textbook.

Thinking about your population-specific NP track and anticipated practice area:

  • Identify three new things you learned.
  • Describe a patient you might encounter where you could apply the information learned in your peer’s post.
  • What “signs” and “symptoms” would you expect this patient to exhibit? Identify at least four, describe the findings, and classify each as subjective or objective data.

Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.

Posting to the Discussion Forum

  1. Select the appropriate Thread.
  2. Select Reply.
  3. Create your post.
  4. Select Post to Forum.