adult health i cardiovascular disorders discussion forum

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Each discussion topic will be assigned to one or two students to cover the cardiovascular material for NSG240. We will have lecture, but we cannot cover all of these topics in class in detail. You will have the opportunity to teach your fellow students the detail.

This is an individual not group assignment.

Please post by Saturday night Dec 14, 2019 2359).

Response posts are NOT required, but if you feel the need to add something to someone’s post, feel free to do so.

I strongly encourage you review all posts as preparation for the exam (In addition to reviewing the book and PP on these subjects)

No references, no points.

See Rubric at end of this document

Please answer the questions in detail–please do not cut and paste, but teach the information to your fellow students in your own words. (This does not mean you do not need reference, citation)

Grades will be reduced if the questions are not answered in detail and if the explanations are not in your own words.

I am requiring that you use your Adult Health Nursing textbook for this assignment, because the test material will come from your book. You may add material from the pathophysiology and pharmacology textbooks, if appropriate, but please do not use websites like WebMD, Mayo Clinic, etc, as those are not scientific and are meant for lay people.

Topic:

The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) is part of the pathophysiology of heart failure, especially Left sided HF.

Explain

Renin

Angiotensinogen

Angiotensin I & II

Aldosterone

What is needed to convert angiotensin I to angiotensin II?

Aldosterone is believed to be negatively involved in the progressive nature of HF–explain why

Explain how activation of RAAS by the body in an effort to deal with heart failure actually makes HF worse.

Criteria for Posting

Met Criteria

Incomplete

Did not meet criteria

Initial Post met deadline (Monday 2359)

2

1

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Initial Post addressed topic posted by instructor

2

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Initial Post supported by:

Reading and study materials

Good examples

Thoughtful analysis

2

1

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Posts grammatically correct, without spelling errors

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Appropriate APA citation/references if appropriate

2

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Total Points

10

5

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Discussion Board Rubric for Posts that do not require response