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, has 31 years of nursing experience—15 years as a bedside nurse in SICU, Neuro ICU, and CVICU, and 16 years as a cardiac clinical nurse specialist. As a cardiac CNS, she cares for patients in cardiac prep and recovery, cardiac catheterization, surgery, ICU, telemetry/progressive units, and at discharge. In addition, Ms. Herrmann is a Prehospital RN for the local ambulance service. She has a passion for cardiac nursing and is an advocate for heart health, particularly in raising awareness of heart disease in women.
Ms. Herrmann is a reviewer for a critical care textbook as well as several nursing journals, one of which, Critical Care Clinics, recently published her article "A Woman's Heart is Different." She is a popular presenter for local nursing colleges, church and service groups, and EMS groups, as well as national conferences such as the American Association of Critical Care Nurses NTI. In 23 years of volunteer work, she has provided vital medical supplies, services, and training to the poor and disadvantaged in Mexico, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Indonesia. She has been team leader of 40 medical-dental teams to Mexico and participated in a Critical Care Nursing Ambassador program to China.
In 2005, Ms. Herrmann was honored with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Circle of Excellence—Excellent Clinical Nurse Specialist Award and the Twenty-Five Women in Leadership Award in central Illinois. She is the recipient of the 2009 University of Illinois Alumni Award. Her nursing career has been profiled in Advance for Nurses. Ms. Herrmann believes that learning should be fun and stimulating. She has created numerous educational puzzles and games for nurses, three of which have been published in AACN News. She presents material in a way that all health professionals caring for the cardiac patient, regardless of where they are in the continuum, take home valuable knowledge and new skills. For more information about Ms. Herrmann, please visit www.cherylherrmann.com.
Financial: Cheryl D. Herrmann has an employment relationship with UnityPoint Health Cardiology. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Cheryl D. Herrmann is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.
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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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