Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-30-2018

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N3350

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan, Dr. Butz

Keywords

infective, endocarditis, pathophysiology, intravenous, drug use

Subject Categories

Cardiovascular Diseases | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Intravenous drug use (IVDU) is an activity that has the potential of devastating outcomes and affects individuals all over the world. One potential outcome a patient using IV drugs may experience is infective endocarditis (IE). This poster details the significance of IE, its underlying pathophysiology, significance of pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and nursing implications.

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