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Digital Seminar

Advanced Concepts in Cardiovascular Care 2-Day Conference: Day Two: Advanced Management Strategies for Complex Cardiac Patients

Karen M. Marzlin
Full Day
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 05, 2016
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Digital Seminar



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The complexity of today’s cardiovascular patient can challenge even the most experienced healthcare provider. You need to be up to date on the most current and cutting-edge strategies and interventions to care for these high acuity patients. Get the latest and greatest in this comprehensive seminar where expert, Karen M. Marzlin, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, will inspire you to take your knowledge to the next level. We will go far beyond the basics discussing the complicated scenarios that demand expert clinical reasoning and judgement. You will have the opportunity to enhance your critical thinking skills, improve your ability to interpret the difficult dysrhythmias and ECG findings, analyze cardiac case scenarios and explore the latest in management strategies. You will leave with a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in cardiac care!




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Karen M. Marzlin's Profile

Karen M. Marzlin Related seminars and products: 5

DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist/Co-Owner

Key Choice

Karen M. Marzlin, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, is an acute care Clinical Nurse Specialist practicing with medical cardiology patients in a 56-bed variable staffing CCU. Karen has been a nurse for over 26 years and has spent her entire career working with the cardiac patient. Karen also dedicated 10 years of her career to management and cardiovascular program administration. She has a passion for creating excellence at the bedside that is evident in her daily practice.

Karen, in addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice, is a co-owner of Key Choice, a training and consulting business. She travels nationally and provides continuing education on a wide variety of cardiovascular and critical care topics as well as leadership/management consulting. Her presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help everyone achieve excellence at the bedside. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program.

Karen collaborated on Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive Nursing Resource Manual published by CNEA in 2007.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Marzlin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Karen Marzlin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

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Additional Resources

To order the book, The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need, Eighth Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Quick Reference to Critical Care, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Cardiovascular Disorders: Disease & Drug Consult, please visit our product store.

To order the book, RN Expert Guides: Cardiovascular Care, please visit our product store.

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.



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    • Guideline Directed Medical Treatment
    • Complications Related to Type of MI
    • Complications Related to Electrical Instability:
      • Ventricular Arrhythmias
      • Bundle Branch Blocks
      • Heart Blocks
    • Complications Related to Mechanical Failure:
      • Cardiogenic Shock
      • Myocardial Rupture
      • Cardiac Tamponade
      • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF)
    • Identification of ADHF
    • Causes
    • Diagnostic Tools
    • Treatment Strategies
      • Utilization of Forrester Subsets
      • Differentiating Forward Failure from Backward Failure
      • Adjusting Preload, Afterload & Contractility
    • Advanced Therapies
    • Discharge Readiness and Preparation
    • Decreasing Readmissions


  • Guideline Directed Medical Therapy
    • Heart Failure
      • ACE Inhibitors
      • Beta Blockers
      • Aldosterone Antagonist
      • Special Consideration in African Americans
      • Diuretics
      • Digoxin
      • Impact of Abnormal Renal Function
    • Acute Coronary Syndromes
      • Beta Blockers
      • Antiplatelet Medications
      • Statins
  • Prescribing /Monitoring Pearls
  • Polypharmacy and Patient Engagement




  1. Discuss evidence-based treatment strategies used in ACS.
  2. Identify the 5 mechanical complications of ACS.
  3. Categorize Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure by subset.
  4. Correlate HF practice recommendations to the supporting evidence.
  5. Differentiate rate versus rhythm control management strategies in Atrial Fibrillation.
  6. Define therapeutic success for the patient with atrial fibrillation.
  7. Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of medications used in treating cardiovascular conditions.

Target Audience

Cardiovascular Technology Professionals, Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals



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