Aortic Aneurysms > Overview
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Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will:

  • Be able to describe the three layers of an artery
  • Understand the atherosclerotic process that leads to aortic aneurysm and dissection
  • Understand the difference between a true and false aneurysm and an aortic dissection
  • Differentiate between the rate of growth and risk between an abdominal and thoracic aneurysm
  • Understand the clinical signs of true & false aneurysms and aortic dissections
  • Describe the nursing care of patients with aortic aneurysm and dissection


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