Marfan Syndrome - AT487

Marfan Syndrome

Inherited Disorder has Far-Reaching Effects

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
AT487
(4.5 / 68 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

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Summary:

Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder of the connective tissue, occurring once in every 10,000 to 20,000 births in the United States. Patients diagnosed with Marfan syndrome may experience involvement of the aortic valve, aorta, eyes, skeleton, and other organs and structures. Health problems vary among patients. Healthcare providers who work in diverse settings should be well informed about Marfan syndrome so that they can evaluate patients with signs for early diagnosis and appropriate treatments and interventions. Although there is no cure for Marfan syndrome, treatment can prevent or minimize complications. Knowing the importance of early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can help healthcare professionals treat patients with Marfan syndrome and help these patients lead long and healthy lives.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, paramedics, EMTs, fitness professionals, health educators, physical therapists, and physicians with information about the manifestations, pathology, and treatment of Marfan syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify pathological changes associated with Marfan syndrome
  • Discuss major criteria needed for a diagnosis
  • Describe special needs of children and pregnant women with this syndrome
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, health educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists and physicians.
 
Athletic Trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/22/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/7/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/7/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Jaycee A - Houston, TX  ·  Mar 18, 2019
Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Emily H - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Mar 01, 2019
Very informative for someone working with high school athletes
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Grace J - Cary, NC  ·  Feb 06, 2019
The question regarding the cardinal features of Marfan's should be reworded. Hypermobility and tall stature would be the primary clinical presentation of Marfan's leading to investigation of the aorta and it's diameter. Also, not ALL persons with Marfan's have ectopia lentis. A better question would be which presentation is the strongest/ most dangerous case of Marfan's syndrome.
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Natalie D - Macedonia, OH  ·  Nov 20, 2018
Great information that can be useful in any setting of healthcare
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Brad B - Birdsboro, PA  ·  Mar 06, 2018
Great information. Good refresher for a rare disorder.
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