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Module 1: Acute Cardiac Conditions: Quick Assessment & Rapid Action

You’re caring for a stable patient when suddenly she develops tachycardia and hypotension as well as complaints of pain. All are symptoms consistent with acute coronary syndrome, early shock, aortic dissection, tamponade, and various arrhythmias. Which is it?! Acute patient changes require quick assessment and rapid action.

With a thorough understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology, you can utilize your knowledge in identifying presenting and evolving symptoms, as well as knowing potential risk factors for common pathologies. Fascinating case studies will be used to assist in making the right decisions. This knowledge will allow you to react appropriately and not panic, returning to work with the ability to more quickly determine a differential diagnosis and best prepare patients and families on the expected interventions and course of treatment.

 

Program Information

Outline

Acute Cardiac Pathology

Cardiogenic Shock

Aortic Dissection

Cardiac Tamponade

Arrhythmias

 

Objectives

  1. Analyze EKG, physiologic, vascular, and structural changes related to myocardial ischemia.
  2. Breakdown acute mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle dysfunction, ventral septal defects, and the acute physiologic symptoms observed.
  3. Communicate acute cardiac interventions including pharmacological, percutaneous and surgical treatments.
  4. Point out the etiology and symptoms of cardiogenic shock and treatments utilized.
  5. Analyze Stanford type A and B aortic dissection and treatments for each including which type requires emergency cardiac surgery.
  6. Breakdown symptoms of cardiac tamponade and appropriate treatments.
  7. Evaluate acute cardiac rhythm changes, etiology, and treatments for each including pharmacological and invasive interventions. 

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Module 2: Acute Cardiac Conditions: Quick Assessment & Rapid Action

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Module 3: Acute Cardiac Conditions: Quick Assessment & Rapid Action

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Module 4: Acute Cardiac Conditions: Quick Assessment & Rapid Action

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Module 5: Acute Cardiac Conditions: Quick Assessment & Rapid Action

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Module 1: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

Does this sound familiar?

78-year-old Joe presents to the ER reporting he has a headache that just doesn’t go away, today his vision seems a bit blurry and he is experiencing more dizziness. His wife tells you something is “not right” and he seems more confused. Joes tells you it’s just the “flu”; everybody gets that this time of year and he doesn’t know why his wife made him come in.

What Joe left out of the story:

The fall he took on the ice two days ago; he didn’t want his wife to worry so he hadn’t told her. Instead he’s been taking aspirin hoping his headache will just go away.

Patients may present with or develop neurological symptoms at any time, making it essential that healthcare providers possess the ability—and confidence—to quickly assess these changes and intervene appropriately. Without the key piece of information that Joe left out of the story, are you sure you have all the skills necessary to spot the subtle changes? Are you prepared for the emergency that is happening right in front of you?

Join nationally-known speaker and neurological nursing expert, Sean Smith, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, for this in-depth look at the complex neuro patient. Every nurse needs to know these critical concepts in order to provide the best and most up-to-date care to patients and their families. Sean is well known for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. Register today and be prepared to make the difference between a good and bad outcome when faced with your next neurological emergency.

 

Program Information

Outline

Neuro Assessments: Identifying the RED Flags

Neuro Trauma: The Latest Evidence-Based Strategies

Managing Increased Intracranial Pressure

Neuro Pharmacology: New Thoughts on Old Therapies

Timely Recognition and Treatment Recommendations for Stroke Syndromes

Neurodegenerative & Neuromuscular Disease

The Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

The Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The Patient with Parkinson’s Disease

 

Objectives

  1. Assess neuroanatomy as applicable to complex neurologic patients.
  2. Breakdown neurologic assessment strategies and changes associated with pathologic conditions.
  3. Choose between head injury types, associated mental status, and cognitive changes.
  4. Communicate the latest strategies for timely recognition and treatment of stroke syndromes.
  5. Specify the clinical presentation and treatment recommendations for seizure types.
  6. Correlate increased intracranial pressures with expected causes and critical care management.
  7. Evaluate post-op management of neurosurgical patients.
  8. Breakdown essential management strategies for patients with neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders. 

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Module 2: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

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Module 3: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

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Module 4: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

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Module 5: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

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Module 6: The Complex Neuro Patient: Strategies to Take Your Practice to the Next Level

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Must Know Cardiac and Respiratory Lab Tests

CKMB? BNP? Troponins? Learn what they all mean and understand why we order them and how they integrate into a comprehensive cardiac assessment. Understand the wherefores and whys of cardiac workup…Time is Muscle! Examine oxygenation, ventilation, acid-base status and more.  No matter the setting you work in you will benefit from gaining understanding through application to case studies. Both Inpatient and Outpatient applications will be addressed along with patient monitoring, and practice guidelines for optimizing therapy.

OUTLINE

OBJECTIVES

  1. Decide when the Troponin implies a myocardial infarct and what else can cause modest elevation to this cardiac marker.
  2. Exploit the differences between ST elevation and ST depression on the EKG as it relates to cardiac insult.
  3. Analyze four abnormal findings on the ABG and common causes of each.
  4. Utilize a tool for easy analysis of ABG findings
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