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Cardiac Medication Essentials: 2016 Critical Care Nursing Conference

OUTLINE

Cardiac Hemodynamics: Beyond Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Antiarrhythmic Agents: Avoid the 3 Most Common Mistakes

Stroke Patients: Avoid 4 Common Medication Errors

Metabolic Syndrome and Dyslipidemia Patients: Medications that Should NOT Be Administered Together

Congestive Heart Failure: Medications to Start and Avoid Based Upon Patient Presentation Digoxin

WARNING: What the Antihypertensive Therapy Guidelines Do Not Specify

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the four classes of cardiac medications and their effects on the function of the cardiac cycle.
  2. Explain the effects that each class of cardiac medications has on the cardiac cycle.
  3. Identify the classes of medications used to treat acute coronary syndrome.
  4. Discriminate between the treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  5. Explain the benefits of medications used to treat metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia.
  6. Analyze the benefits and risks of medications used to treat heart failure.
  7. Define the criteria used to initiate antihypertensive medications after lifestyle modifications have been employed.
  8. Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of cardiac and non-cardiac medications.

Program Information

Outline

Cardiac Hemodynamics: Beyond Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Antiarrhythmic Agents: Avoid the 3 Most Common Mistakes

Stroke Patients: Avoid 4 Common Medication Errors

Metabolic Syndrome and Dyslipidemia Patients: Medications that Should NOT Be Administered Together

Congestive Heart Failure: Medications to Start and Avoid Based Upon Patient Presentation Digoxin

WARNING: What the Antihypertensive Therapy Guidelines Do Not Specify

 

Objectives

  1. Describe the four classes of cardiac medications and their effects on the function of the cardiac cycle.
  2. Explain the effects that each class of cardiac medications has on the cardiac cycle.
  3. Identify the classes of medications used to treat acute coronary syndrome.
  4. Discriminate between the treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  5. Explain the benefits of medications used to treat metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia.
  6. Analyze the benefits and risks of medications used to treat heart failure.
  7. Define the criteria used to initiate antihypertensive medications after lifestyle modifications have been employed.
  8. Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of cardiac and non-cardiac medications.

 

Copyright : 04/12/2016

Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain & Comfort

Objectives

Outline

Copyright : 04/14/2016

Pharmacological Management of Life Threatening Conditions

Objectives

  1. Assess the most prevalent medications that are prescribed for patients with congestive heart failure.
  2. Compare anticoagulants that are most beneficial to the patient with myocardial infarction.

Outline

Copyright : 04/14/2016

Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases

Objectives

  1. Identify major classes of antibiotics and their pharmacokinetic characteristics.
  2. Choose appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens for the prevention and treatment in various patient populations.

Outline

Copyright : 04/14/2016

Management of the Patient in Shock

Objectives

  1. Recognize the cellular alterations that occur during shock
  2. Discriminate how cardiac output differs among the five shock states

Outline

Copyright : 04/14/2016

The ICU Trio in Crisis

Objectives

  1. Describe how pressors work and when to use them
  2. Identify which appropriate IV fluids should be used

Outline

Copyright : 04/15/2016

Emerging Toxicology

Objectives

  1. Interpret patient presentation to identify possible toxic substance abuse to facilitate rapid and correct treatment.
  2. Categorize symptoms of common of sympathetic and parasympathetic toxidromes and how to intervene quickly.

Outline

Copyright : 04/15/2016

The Patient with Multi-System Failure

Objectives

  1. Identify and treat patients with multi-system failures
  2. Recognize which patients are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute renal failure (ARF)

Outline

Copyright : 04/15/2016