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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present information about acute pericarditis to assist emergency nursing professionals? ability to identify its signs and symptoms, triage patients, identify pharmacotherapeutic options, and provide expert monitoring.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and the diagnostic and prognostic criteria for acute pericarditis.
  2. Plan the appropriate treatment measures for patients who present with acute pericarditis in the emergency department (ED).
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH / 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: AENJ0120B
Published: Jan/Mar 2020
Expires: 2/4/2022
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Nicholas C. Schwier, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology; J. Jacob Cannedy, PharmD; Grant H. Skrepnek, PhD, RPh