Full Course Description
2-Day: Cardiovascular Course: Conquer the Deteriorating Cardiac Patient
- Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns.
- Evaluate current medical management for complicated STEMI and NSTEMI patients.
- Distinguish between the features and best treatments for each heart block.
- Diagnose common cardiac and pulmonary disorders using the chest x-ray.
- Develop a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretations.
- Incorporate clinical pearls of EKG and CXR interpretation into daily practice.
- Analyze the treatment plans for the different types of cardiomyopathy.
- Implement new pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for heart failure patients in your clinical setting.
- Assess troubleshooting and emergency management of the LVAD patient.
- Interpret the earliest signs and symptoms of aortic aneurysms.
- Investigate assessment cues and complications associated with endovascular stent grafts.
- Analyze challenging case studies to recognize the borderline and abnormal patient findings that you may have previously missed.
12 Lead EKG Pearls from a Cardiac Expert
STEMI and NSTEMI: Quick Assessment to Improve Outcomes
- Coronary angiographic correlation
- Ischemia, injury, infarction patterns
- Atypical presentations
- Advanced 12 lead EKG – subtle and high-risk signs
- Presentations, analysis, and clinical application
Identification and Treatment of Heart Blocks
- Differentiating cardiac and non-cardiac causes of elevated troponins
- Stress tests – what to order & how to interpret results
- Medical management
- Coronary stents
- Beta blockers
As Easy as Black and White: Chest X-ray Evaluation
- 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
- 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
- Pulmonary edema
- Pleural effusion
- Pericardial effusion
- Cardiac tamponade
- Clinical application and treatment
- Beyond the basics
- Aortic aneurysm
- Lung tumor
- Post op changes with pneumonectomy
Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure – Cutting Edge Assessment Skills and Treatments
Advanced Heart Failure Treatment – LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device)
- Differentiating cardiomyopathy and HF
- Types of cardiomyopathy
- Takotsubo/Broken Heart
- Tachycardia induced
- Drug/alcohol/toxin induced
- Pharmacological Treatments
- Ace inhibitors
- Angiotensin receptor blockers
- Angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor
- Beta blockers
- Optimizing outcomes with titrations of medications
- Nonpharmacological interventions
- Advanced care planning
- Case studies & clinical application
Preventing an Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection
- Mechanics of LVAD
- Patient selection
- Care of the LVAD patient in community setting
- Complications of LVAD
- LVAD case Studies & clinical application
Sharpen Your Assessment Skills with Challenging Case Studies
- 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
- Case presentation
- Vital sign and lab analysis
- 12 lead EKG analysis
- CXR analysis
- Interventions and treatment plan
The ABCDs of the Cardiac Medicine Cabinet
- The A’s
- Ace Inhibitors
- Aldosterone Blockers
- The B’s
- The C’s
- The D’s
- Manipulating Cardiac Output
- Choose the drug of priority in heart failure patients.
- Differentiate the heart protective components of beta blockers.
- Analyze the benefits of Factor10A inhibitors and thrombin inhibitors as anticoagulants.
- Evaluate the role of platelets in acute coronary syndrome and the importance of platelet inhibitors reducing the risk of infarct.