When to be concerned — 12-Lead EKG Pearls of Wisdom
In a cardiac event, the clock starts ticking as soon as the coronary artery becomes occluded. Are you ready to rapidly interpret STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) changes with a 12-lead EKG and provide effective intervention to reduce the size of the AMI? The 12-lead EKG is one of the most frequently utilized cardiac assessment tools to assess chest pain. Yet, it provides us with so much more information that can help improve patient care. The purpose of this portion of the recording is to assist the health care professional in mastering 12-lead EKG assessment skills in order to identify the common and not-so-common changes. You will also examine subtle and high-risk signs on 12-Lead EKG that are of concern preoperatively, in the ED, or in the clinic.
As Easy as Black and White...
Chest X-rays are also a commonly ordered diagnostic test, yet viewing and interpreting them can be challenging. Chest X-rays can be as simple as black and white. The purpose of this portion of the recording is to provide clinicians with chest X-ray interpretation skills in order to help you easily assess changes in the patient’s condition. You will develop skills in line identification; differentiations among atelectasis, pneumonia, ARDS, pleural effusion, and pulmonary edema; and identification of pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade, and cardiomyopathy. You will view examples of numerous chest X-rays to reinforce the concepts presented. Clinicians will walk away from this session with practical skills for better, quicker patient assessment allowing for more effective intervention.
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Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC, draws from 35+ years clinical experience, including 15 years as a bedside critical care nurse and 20+ years as Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practice Nurse for hospitalized and clinic cardiac medical and surgical patients. She has a passion for cardiac nursing and is an advocate for heart health, particularly in raising awareness of heart disease in women. She is a popular speaker for local, regional, and national conferences, including presenting at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses NTI for the past 13 years.
Financial: Cheryl Herrmann has employment relationships with UnityPoint Health and Liberty University. She is a published author and receives royalties. Ms. Herrmann receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cheryl Herrmann is a member of the American Heart Association, the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
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PART I: THE ABCS OF 12-LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION
12-Lead EKG 101
Ace the Axis
Beat the Bundles
Correlate the Coronary Anatomy
Differential Diagnosis: 12-Lead EKG in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Example and Analysis Time - Piecing It All Together
Advanced 12-Lead: Challenging Clinical Presentations
PART II: CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION - AS EASY AS BLACK AND WHITE
Note: Most chest X-ray examples will be AP films
Chest X-ray basics
As Easy as Black
As Easy as White
Beyond the Basics
PART III: CXR & 12 LEAD EKG CASE PRESENTATIONS, ANALYSIS, AND CLINICAL APPLICATION
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