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Cardiac Medication Essentials: 2016 Critical Care Nursing Conference

Watch Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, for an insightful and practical day focused on the common types of cardiac disorders that professionals like you see in your practice, and the medications currently used to treat them. Paul will provide you with cutting-edge information regarding the selection of particular cardiac medications, the desired outcomes, potential side effects and drug interactions. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep pace with the ever-changing field of cardiac care and, through the information gained in this seminar, reduce the risk of potential adverse consequences for your patients!

 

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.

 

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Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain & Comfort

The complexity of the critically ill patient creates many challenges to providing effective pain relief. These medications have the potential of leading to adverse patient outcomes if not prescribed and administered appropriately. In this session, we will cover Pharmacologic Interventions for: Objectives Outline ADA Needs
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Pharmacological Management of Life Threatening Conditions

New medications are being developed at an ever-increasing rate and it can seem overwhelming to keep up with the latest recommendations, guidelines and warnings. In this session, Dr. Langlois will discuss pharmacological management of conditions commonly seen in the critical care setting including:

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.

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Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases

Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging given the emerging trends in bacterial resistance. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses pharmacokinetic properties and new treatment guidelines for conditions commonly encountered in critical care including:

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Objectives

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

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Management of the Patient in Shock

Your patients’ lives depend on your ability to assess and act; there isn’t room for error. Treatment protocols in Managing Shock change frequently and this session will provide you the latest evidence-based management strategies for:

Objectives

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

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The ICU Trio in Crisis

The Right Choice for the Situation! In this session, Cyndi discusses quick tips to help you remember:

Objectives

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

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Emerging Toxicology

Effective assessment for substance use and abuse is vitally important to get the best outcomes for your patients. Marcia will discuss the current trends and challenges encountered with OTC and herbal medication overuse, prescription drug abuse and the new “Street Drugs” of choice. This session will maximize your identification skills and improve your ability to facilitate rapid treatment.

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.

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The Patient with Multi-System Failure

The patient admitted with Multi-System Failure requires an “all hands on deck” approach. In this session, Dr. Langlois answers the critical questions:

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)

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