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2-Day: Cardiovascular Course: Conquer the Deteriorating Cardiac Patient

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns.
  2. Evaluate current medical management for complicated STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
  3. Distinguish between the features and best treatments for each heart block.
  4. Diagnose common cardiac and pulmonary disorders using the chest x-ray.
  5. Develop a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretations.
  6. Incorporate clinical pearls of EKG and CXR interpretation into daily practice.
  7. Analyze the treatment plans for the different types of cardiomyopathy.
  8. Implement new pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for heart failure patients in your clinical setting.
  9. Assess troubleshooting and emergency management of the LVAD patient.
  10. Interpret the earliest signs and symptoms of aortic aneurysms.
  11. Investigate assessment cues and complications associated with endovascular stent grafts.
  12. Analyze challenging case studies to recognize the borderline and abnormal patient findings that you may have previously missed.

Outline

DAY ONE

12 Lead EKG Pearls from a Cardiac Expert

  • Coronary angiographic correlation
  • Ischemia, injury, infarction patterns
  • Atypical presentations
  • Advanced 12 lead EKG – subtle and high-risk signs
  • Presentations, analysis, and clinical application
STEMI and NSTEMI: Quick Assessment to Improve Outcomes
  • Differentiating cardiac and non-cardiac causes of elevated troponins
  • Stress tests – what to order & how to interpret results
  • Medical management
    • Coronary stents
    • Fibrinolytics
    • Antiplatelets
    • Beta blockers
    • Statins
Identification and Treatment of Heart Blocks
  • 1st Degree AV Block
  • 2nd Degree AV Block, Type I Wenckbach
  • 2nd Degree AV Block, Type II, Mobitz II
  • 3rd Degree AV Block
  • Right bundle branch block vs left bundle branch block
  • Incomplete RBBB and LBBB
As Easy as Black and White: Chest X-ray Evaluation
  • The chest x-ray
    • Black and white principles
    • Systematic approach
    • Invasive line identification
  • As easy as black
    • Identifying pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema
    • Treatment priorities
  • As easy as white
  • Identifying
    • Pulmonary edema
    • Pneumonia
    • Pleural effusion
    • ARDS
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Pericardial effusion
    • Cardiac tamponade
  • Clinical application and treatment
  • Beyond the basics
    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Lung tumor
    • Esophagogastrectomy
    • Post op changes with pneumonectomy

DAY TWO

Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure – Cutting Edge Assessment Skills and Treatments

  • Differentiating cardiomyopathy and HF
  • Types of cardiomyopathy
    • Ischemic
    • Nonischemic
    • Takotsubo/Broken Heart
    • Peripartum
    • Tachycardia induced
    • Hypertensive
    • Drug/alcohol/toxin induced
  • Pharmacological Treatments
    • Ace inhibitors
    • Angiotensin receptor blockers
    • Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor
    • Beta blockers
    • Diuretics
  • Optimizing outcomes with titrations of medications
  • Nonpharmacological interventions
  • Advanced care planning
  • Case studies & clinical application
Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device)
  • Mechanics of LVAD
  • Patient selection
  • Care of the LVAD patient in community setting
  • Complications of LVAD
  • LVAD case Studies & clinical application
Preventing an Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection
  • Rapid & correct identification of the troublesome signs and symptoms
  • Endoluminal graft repair
  • Medical/medication management
  • Assessment cues
  • Treatment of complications – including spinal cord ischemia
  • Case presentations and analysis
Sharpen Your Assessment Skills with Challenging Case Studies
  • Case presentation
  • Vital sign and lab analysis
  • 12 lead EKG analysis
  • CXR analysis
  • Interventions and treatment plan

Copyright : 04/23/2020

The ABCDs of the Cardiac Medicine Cabinet

Program Information

Outline

  • The A’s
    • Ace Inhibitors
    • ARB’s
    • Aldosterone Blockers
    • Anticoagulants
  • The B’s
    • Beta Blockers
  • The C’s
    • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • The D’s
    • Digoxin
    • Diuretics
    • Manipulating Cardiac Output

Objectives

  1. Choose the drug of priority in heart failure patients.
  2. Differentiate the heart protective components of beta blockers.
  3. Analyze the benefits of Factor10A inhibitors and thrombin inhibitors as anticoagulants.
  4. Evaluate the role of platelets in acute coronary syndrome and the importance of platelet inhibitors reducing the risk of infarct.

Copyright : 12/06/2017