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Digital Seminar

12-Lead EKG & Chest X-Ray Interpretation: Enhancing Assessment Skills for Improved Outcomes


Faculty:
Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC
Duration:
6 Hours 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jan 14, 2021
Product Code:
POS077880
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

The EKG and Chest X-Ray are the most commonly used procedures for diagnosing a wide variety of cardiac and respiratory conditions, yet even the most seasoned nurses struggle to master interpretation. Watch this live webcast and finally learn to recognize borderline and abnormal findings. In this information-packed program expert, Cheryl Hermann, will teach you easy-to-understand techniques to identify coronary and pulmonary problems you would have previously missed. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to:

  • Analyze QRS axis to determine diagnosis
  • Contrast left anterior and posterior hemiblocks
  • Recognize the location of acute coronary syndromes
  • Interpret chest x-rays for differential diagnosis
  • Perform more efficient and effective patient assessments
  • And most importantly, respond to the patient emergencies associated with each of these changes!

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Faculty

Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC's Profile

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Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC, is an expert in cardiac care and a popular presenter at AACN National Teaching Institute and regional conferences. Past participants comment “how much they have learned as Cheryl takes complex concepts and makes them easy to understand!” “Cheryl doesn’t just lecture, she “teaches” and gives practical take-home strategies to implement into practice”. Back in 1996, Ms. Herrmann’s research thesis was on Women and Heart Disease. Since then, she has been an advocate for educating the medical field and public on awareness for heart disease in women.

Ms. Herrmann has a passion for cardiac nursing and has over 35 years of cardiac nursing experience in the prehospital EMS, acute and critical care, cardiology clinic and mission field. In addition, she is an author and reviewer for nursing journals, one of which, Critical Care Clinics, published her article "A Woman's Heart is Different." 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.

Cheryl Herrmann, cardiac clinical nurse specialist, 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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury and infarction patterns.
  2. Specify the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  3. Evaluate axis deviation and the implications for clinical practice.
  4. Assess common cardiac and pulmonary disorders using the chest x-ray.
  5. Detect the placement of invasive lines on chest x-rays.
  6. Develop a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretation.
  7. Incorporate the clinical pearls of EKG and chest x-ray interpretation into daily practice.

Outline

Part I: The ABCs of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

The 12-Lead EKG

  • Cardiac electrical conduction system
  • Electrical vectors
  • Normal polarity & P-QRS-T configuration of each lead

Ace the Axis

  • Left & right axis deviation
  • Causes & criteria
  • Methods of determining axis deviation
  • Clinical applications

Beat the Bundles

  • Right & left bundle branch blocks
  • Causes & complications
  • Left anterior & left posterior hemiblocks

Correlate the Coronary Anatomy

  • The coronary arteries
  • Left ventricular walls
  • Relationship to the 12-lead

Differential Diagnosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome

  • Ischemia, injury & infarction patterns
  • Reciprocal changes
  • STEMI vs. NSTEMI
  • Coronary spasm
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Putting it all Together

  • The 30-second diagnosis
  • Coronary angiographic correlation
  • Presentations, analysis & clinical applications

Advanced Interpretation

  • Atrial & ventricular hypertrophy
  • WPW – Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Prolonged QT intervals

Part II: Chest X-Ray Interpretation as Easy as Black & White

The Chest X-Ray

  • Technique
  • Black & white principles
  • Projections

Systematic Approach

  • Bone structures & Intercostal spaces
  • Soft tissues & vasculature
  • Pleural surfaces
  • Heart & great vessels
  • Invasive lines

As Easy as Black

  • Identifying pneumothorax & subcutaneous emphysema
  • Treatment priorities

As Easy as White

  • Identifying:
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pneumonia
    • ARDS
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Clinical applications & interventions

Beyond the Basics

  • Identification & Initial Treatment of:
    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Post-op changes with pneumonectomy
    • Esophagogastrectomy
    • Dextrocardia

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants

Reviews

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Comments

Amber R

"This is the best PESI course I have ever taken in my 10 years as an FNP. Cheryl Herrmann is a truly gifted and professional instructor! I want to take more classes from her."

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