Acute Coronary Syndrome Heart Attack AAMA

Acute Coronary Syndrome "Heart Attack"

AAMA Course Expiration: 2/1/22

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.

Course Description: This program will review Coronary Heart Disease, looking at prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention and physical activity.  A review of the anatomical structures associated with CHD will be reviewed as well.  A differentiation of the various types of Acute Coronary Syndrome will be discussed, including: STEMI, NSTEMI and Unstable angina.  Management of ACS will include: anticoagulation , angioplasty and a review of 12 Lead ECG and biomarkers for diagnosis.  Complications such as cardiogenic shock, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, reinfarction, heart failure, pericarditis, mural thrombosis, myocardial wall rupture, papillary muscle rupture and ventricular aneurysm will be discussed.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC CCRN-K

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe pathophysiology of Coronary Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Differentiate the types of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Discuss the complications of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants: This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1C CEU continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.