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Hear My Heartbeat: Identifying Murmurs, Bruits and Thrills

Author(s): Meredith Padilla

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Performing a comprehensive cardiac assessment requires skills in recognizing abnormal heart sounds. This session provides knowledge and skills necessary in identifying abnormal heart sounds and murmurs in the adult patient. Thorough cardiac examination is key to early recognition and management of pathologic diseases associated with abnormal heart sounds. This session utilizes interactive case studies to impact learner outcomes.

Objectives

  • Explain mechanisms which cause heart sounds and murmurs.
  • Identify heart sounds and murmurs, causes, location for acusculation and in what part of the cardiac cycle the murmur is best heard.
  • Correlate the heart sounds to disease pathologies.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclosure

Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.