Imagine you are taking care of your patient – anywhere – any department/floor in the hospital, a nursing home, surgical site, or during a home health visit and suddenly grasp that an emergent cardiac situation is unfolding. Do you feel confident that you would know how to respond?
When your patient is experiencing an acute myocardial infarction, heart failure exacerbation, or a dissecting aneurysm, are you confident you can rapidly assess and intervene with the most current evidence-based interventions? What if your patient has an LVAD? Do you have the ability to deliver the care needed for this patient and troubleshoot the device? Join nationally-recognized cardiac clinical nurse specialist Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC, in this 2-day recording as she explains complex concepts to advance your current skills and transform your own practice.
You will analyze challenging case studies to recognize the borderline and abnormal findings that you may have previously missed. Whether you are a seasoned cardiac professional or noncardiac professional wanting to learn more about life-threatening cardiac issues, you do not want to miss this workshop. It is guaranteed to provide you with new clinical insights and critical thinking skills, so you won’t need to feel uncertain, scared or at risk anymore!
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.
CHERYL HERRMANN, RN, MS, APN, 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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