Free CE: Distinguishing Between Innocent and Pathological Murmurs

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Heart murmurs are common in infants and children. In fact, more than 80% of children will have an innocent murmur during childhood. Distinguishing between innocent and pathological murmurs is key to ensuring that children receive appropriate care for serious heart disease. Use this module to:
  • identify health history questions that relate to potential cardiac etiology and state key assessments to include in physical examination
  • describe different attributes of heart murmurs
  • distinguish between innocent versus pathological murmurs
  • recognize signs and symptoms associated with heart disease
  • indicate when referral to a pediatric cardiologist is appropriate


For RNs, NPs, or those looking for relevant, up-to-date CE learning activities.

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  • 1.0 contact hour accredited by NAPNAP which 0 contain Pharmacology (Rx) content (including 0 of psychopharmacology) (including 0 of controlled substances)
  • Free module!
  • Includes access to content in a media presentation format (un-narrated, viewable online only) and 7 post-test questions
  • Successful completion for contact hours is 70% or higher
  • Answers due 150 days from order process date. During this testing period you will have unlimited access to log in and out of the module so you may complete it in more than one sitting; only one opportunity to complete the module for scoring is provided. Each question is worth one (1) point. Upon completion, you may view your score report and feedback for each question. One (1) retest opportunity is available to those who generate an unsatisfactory score.
  • This module was developed from a recent poster presented at a national conference. While PNCB follows standard editorial procedures for content, we cannot guarantee that the information provided is the most up-to-date knowledge available. Read the full disclaimer.


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