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Pharmacological Management of Life Threatening Conditions
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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:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Stroke
  • Organ Transplant

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

  • Heart Failure
    • Stages
    • Initial Clinical Assessment
    • Management and Medications
    • LVAD
    • ICD
    • CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Myocardial Infarction
    • ST-Segment MI
    • Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy
  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
    • Epidemiology
    • Management
    • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Diagnosis
      • Parmacologic Treatment
  • Transplant Medications
    • T-Lymphocytes
    • B-Lymphocytes
    • Immunouppression
    • Medications

 

Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Paul provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Paul's presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Langlois has employment relationships with Cook County Hospital and Emergency Care Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Langlois is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


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