Full Course Description


Cardiac Nursing Essentials

 

OUTLINE

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: Know Your Alphabet

Essentials of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues from the 12-Lead

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis & Current Management Guidelines

OBJECTIVES

  1. Employ proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD).
  2. Contrast systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle.
  3. List 3 benefits of beta blockers in a patient with coronary artery disease.
  4. Identify benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation that is not related to valve dysfunction.
  5. Differentiate findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may identify.
  6. Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/Pro-BNP levels.
  7. Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).

Program Information

Outline

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: Know Your Alphabet

Essentials of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues from the 12-Lead

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis & Current Management Guidelines

 

Objectives

  1. Employ proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD).
  2. Contrast systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle.
  3. List 3 benefits of beta blockers in a patient with coronary artery disease.
  4. Identify benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation that is not related to valve dysfunction.
  5. Differentiate findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may identify.
  6. Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/Pro-BNP levels.
  7. Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).

Copyright : 02/11/2016

Cardiac Disorders & Diagnostics

 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic heart failure using a simple hand gesture to recognize ventricular dysfunction for each.
  2. Simulate heart failure using the American Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology tool and identify intervention goals for each stage.
  3. Compare and contrast the use of the Impella device and intra-aortic balloon pumps in severe cardiac impairment.
  4. Employ a simple monitoring technique to help differentiate if the patient is having an atrial dysrhythmia or not.
  5. Identify EKG clues to patients having aberrant pathways.
  6. Breakdown Takotsubo as a type of dilated cardiomyopathy and state interventions to bridge that diagnosis to a return of normal ventricular function.
  7. Recognize changes in Hypothermia Protocol and lessons that have been learned through the years to achieve better outcomes.

Outline

The Failing Heart: HF Diagnosis & Current Management Priorities

Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias

Cardiomyopathies & Channelopathies

MI Mimics

Copyright : 02/12/2016