Full Course Description


The Heart in Detail

OUTLINE

Understanding Electrical & Mechanical Functions

Coronary Artery Perfusion

Caring for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Heart Failure: Which Organs are Really Affected?

Valvular Heart Disease: Why the Left Side

Other Cardiac Disease Pathologies

Advanced Skills in Assessment & Decision-Making

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the basic electrophysiology of the heart: Electrical versus mechanical function.
  2. Utilize the “Thumbs Technique” to determine the ventricular axis of the heart.
  3. Review the more common cardiac arrhythmias and discuss the causes.
  4. Define hemodynamic principles in the body.
  5. Relate coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  6. Interpret ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns on a 12-lead ECG, 15-lead, and right-sided ECG.
  7. Integrate new evidenced-based guidelines to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  8. Explain the process of valvular dysfunction and state treatments for aortic and mitral valve disease.
  9. Describe heart failure and relate physical assessment findings to hemodynamic parameters in a patient with decompensated heart failure.
  10. State the evidenced-based treatments to include medications and invasive procedures for chronic and acute heart failure.
  11. Differentiate dilated from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  12. Discuss pericarditis to include causes, ECG changes and treatment modalities.

Program Information

Outline

Understanding Electrical & Mechanical Functions

Coronary Artery Perfusion

Caring for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Heart Failure: Which Organs are Really Affected?

Valvular Heart Disease: Why the Left Side

Other Cardiac Disease Pathologies

Advanced Skills in Assessment & Decision-Making

 

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic electrophysiology of the heart: Electrical versus mechanical function.
  2. Utilize the “Thumbs Technique” to determine the ventricular axis of the heart.
  3. Review the more common cardiac arrhythmias and discuss the causes.
  4. Define hemodynamic principles in the body.
  5. Relate coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  6. Interpret ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns on a 12-lead ECG, 15-lead, and right-sided ECG.
  7. Integrate new evidenced-based guidelines to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  8. Explain the process of valvular dysfunction and state treatments for aortic and mitral valve disease.
  9. Describe heart failure and relate physical assessment findings to hemodynamic parameters in a patient with decompensated heart failure.
  10. State the evidenced-based treatments to include medications and invasive procedures for chronic and acute heart failure.
  11. Differentiate dilated from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  12. Discuss pericarditis to include causes, ECG changes and treatment modalities.

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Copyright : 03/22/2017

Fundamentals of Rhythms and 12-Lead EKGs: Day One: The Basics of Rhythm Interpretation

Objectives

  1. Relate coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  2. Utilize a nine-step systematic approach to interpret EKGs.
  3. Discuss the basic electrophysiology of the heart: Electrical versus mechanical function.
  4. Discuss and review bedside monitoring leads and EKGs to include 12-lead, posterior leads and right-sided.
  5. Identify the types of bradycardias and heart blocks and state treatment modalities.
  6. Determine the appropriate clinical management of the various patient problems encountered.

Outline
Fundamentals of Rhythm Interpretation
Cardiac Conduction System Electrical Activity
Action Potential

Monitoring Leads and Associated Anatomy: From Bedside Monitoring to Twelve-Lead EKG

EKG Interpretation

Coronary Artery Perfusion

Cardiac Monitoring: The Best Leads for
Waveform and Arrhythmia Detection

Mechanical Activity: Is there a Pulse?

Rhythm Review: Differentiating Stable from
Unstable Rhythms
Bradycardic Rhythms: Observe and monitor or treat

Tachycardic Rhythms

Pathophysiology of Supraventricular
Arrhythmias: AV nodal reentry or enhanced automaticity

Ventricular dysrhythmias: Perfusing or not Perfusing?

Practice Review: What did you learn today?

Program Information

Outline

Fundamentals of Rhythm Interpretation
Cardiac Conduction System Electrical Activity
Action Potential

Monitoring Leads and Associated Anatomy: From Bedside Monitoring to Twelve-Lead EKG

EKG Interpretation

Coronary Artery Perfusion

Cardiac Monitoring: The Best Leads for
Waveform and Arrhythmia Detection

Mechanical Activity: Is there a Pulse?

Rhythm Review: Differentiating Stable from
Unstable Rhythms
Bradycardic Rhythms: Observe and monitor or treat

Tachycardic Rhythms

Pathophysiology of Supraventricular
Arrhythmias: AV nodal reentry or enhanced automaticity

Ventricular dysrhythmias: Perfusing or not Perfusing?

Practice Review: What did you learn today?


 

Objectives

  1. Relate coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  2. Utilize a nine-step systematic approach to interpret EKGs.
  3. Discuss the basic electrophysiology of the heart: Electrical versus mechanical function.
  4. Discuss and review bedside monitoring leads and EKGs to include 12-lead, posterior leads and right-sided.
  5. Identify the types of bradycardias and heart blocks and state treatment modalities.
  6. Determine the appropriate clinical management of the various patient problems encountered.

 

Copyright : 04/16/2015

Fundamentals of Rhythms and 12-Lead EKGs: Day Two: Practical Application of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Objectives

  1. Relate the pathophysiology of supraventricular arrhythmias and accurately identify.
  2. Examine the 12-Lead EKG and diagnose the type of MI and the coronary artery involved.
  3. State the treatment modalities of Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  4. Differentiate STEMI imposters from NSTEMI upon EKG evaluation.
  5. Differentiate wide complex tachycardias.
  6. Identify three common STEMI imposters and differentiate between benign and injury patterns of ST segment elevation.

Outline
12-Lead EKG Interpretation: When is it necessary to acquire an additional EKG?

Hex-Axial System: How to Calculate axis and Why

Intraventricular Conduction Delays: Chronic or Acute/Causes and Treatment Strategies

Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary
Syndrome: Patterns of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction on EKG

STEMI Imposters: Is it a STEMI or just an Imposter?

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Is it Ventricular Tachycardia or SVT with Aberrancy?

Pre-Excitation Syndrome: How to Recognize WPW Syndrome on EKG

Practice Review: Wrap Up and Putting it All Together

Program Information

Outline

12-Lead EKG Interpretation: When is it necessary to acquire an additional EKG?

Hex-Axial System: How to Calculate axis and Why

Intraventricular Conduction Delays: Chronic or Acute/Causes and Treatment Strategies

Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary
Syndrome: Patterns of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction on EKG

STEMI Imposters: Is it a STEMI or just an Imposter?

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Is it Ventricular Tachycardia or SVT with Aberrancy?

Pre-Excitation Syndrome: How to Recognize WPW Syndrome on EKG

Practice Review: Wrap Up and Putting it All Together


 

Objectives

  1. Relate the pathophysiology of supraventricular arrhythmias and accurately identify.
  2. Examine the 12-Lead EKG and diagnose the type of MI and the coronary artery involved.
  3. State the treatment modalities of Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  4. Differentiate STEMI imposters from NSTEMI upon EKG evaluation.
  5. Differentiate wide complex tachycardias.
  6. Identify three common STEMI imposters and differentiate between benign and injury patterns of ST segment elevation.

 

Copyright : 04/17/2015

Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Breakdown 6 extra heart sounds and distinguish what they mean when you hear them.
  2. Assess the difference between systolic and diastolic murmurs, as well as clues to expected assessment finding with each.
  3. Exploit 5 adventitious breath sounds and understand the clue and common causes for their occurrence.
  4. Evaluate voice sounds to confirm pulmonary pathology.

Outline

Cardiac Assessment Skills


Pulmonary assessment

Copyright : 01/07/2016