Terrible T's: Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tetralogy of Fallot and TAPVR

Author(s): Boev Christine A.

Contact Hours 0.78

CERP A 0.78

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Cardiovascular, Hemodynamics

Population: Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session is appropriate for all levels of RNs or APRNs who work in pediatric critical care. We focus on three cyanotic congenital heart defects: Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries and Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return. After providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology of each defect, we explore the various surgical procedures used to correct the defects. Lastly, we examine three complex case studies integrating priority nursing interventions.


  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of Tetrology of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries and Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return.
  • Explore the various surgical approaches to correct each condition as well as pre/post operative considerations for each defect.
  • Examine complex case studies for each cyanotic heart defect and appropriate nursing interventions.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 0.00 contact hours.

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