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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 40+years of nursing experience – 15 years as a bedside nurse in critical care and 25 + years as a cardiac clinical nurse specialist. In her career, she has assessed and managed cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and critical care patients from the prehospital setting as PHRN on the ambulance to patients in cardiac progressive and critical care units. As CNS, she helped develop the Rapid Response Team and Protocols at her institution and was chairman of the RRT committee to analyze and improve outcomes. One of the creative teaching methods to improve outcomes was being involved in biyearly "Preventing a Crisis" sessions for acute care nurses that utilized recent case studies to discern strategies to prevent the crisis. Cheryl has a passion for cardiac nursing and is an advocate for empowering nurses to become experts.
She is a popular presenter for national conferences including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses NTI. Cheryl has been honored with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence – Excellent Clinical Nurse Specialist Award.
Financial: Cheryl Herrmann has employment relationships with Carle Health Greater Peoria and Liberty University. She 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 Heart of Illinois AACN, the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, the National AACN, and the 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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