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Digital Seminar

Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology Course

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Approx. 6 Hours
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Nov 02, 2021
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Digital Seminar - Also available: In-Person Seminar  2 | DVD | Live Webinar


Now more than ever, clinicians are challenged to prescribe the proper medications to treat various – and often complex - cardiovascular diagnoses.

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN CCNS, has developed this intense one-day educational event to improve your patients’ responses to their cardiac medication regimens. You will immediately elevate your pharmacological expertise and earn up to 6.3 pharmacology CE hours!

Regardless of your setting, you must be prepared to manage cardiac conditions and prevent a cardiac emergency. Dr. Langlois will provide practical tools and tips that will make your job easier. He understands that you could literally spend hours every day researching novel and traditional cardiac medications; their indications, contraindications, drug interactions and evaluation of response to the treatments. Instead allow Dr. Langlois to synthesize everything you need to know to safely and effectively manage your cardiac patients with skill and confidence.

You can expect the very latest pharmacological strategies for Antiarrhythmics, Anticoagulants, Anti-platelet and Thrombolytics, Antihypertensives, Cholesterol Lowering Drugs, Hypoglycemic Agents…and more!

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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.


Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN's Profile

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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is currently a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Paul provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Paul's presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Distinguish the need for cardiac medications and the need for electrolytes or fluids to improve cardiac output.
  2. Analyze the anti-arrhythmic medications which would benefit your specific patient.
  3. Plan a list of medications which a STEMI or NSTEMI patient would be expected to take.
  4. Measure the therapeutic outcome of the STEMI or NSTEMI medications.
  5. Manage the cardiac work-up and medications for patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or COVID-long haulers
  6. Formulate a monitoring plan for your heart failure patient.
  7. Differentiate medication options for patients with hypertension.
  8. Distinguish between the cholesterol lowering medications.
  9. Choose the best hypoglycemic agent based upon my patient’s presentation and laboratory parameters.
  10. Determine the cardiac medications the pregnant woman can and cannot take.


Hemodynamics and Shock
  • Pre-load, afterload and contractility
  • What about administering electrolytes to improve cardiac function?
  • Fluids - which ones and how much?
  • Vasoactive medications - do not ever mix these medications
  • Neurotransmitters and receptors - more than alpha and beta receptors
  • Case studies in patients with compromised cardiac output, ventricular fibrillation
  • Sodium, calcium and potassium blocking medications
  • What can be given IV, PO, SQ, IO … and how much
  • Must know pearls for monitoring all the anti-arrhythmic medications
  • Case studies in patients with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, PSVT
SARS-CoV-2 and cardiac function
  • Blood pressure management
  • Angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptor and SARS-CoV-2
  • Management of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or COVID-long haulers
Medications for Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aspirin - this is not a benign medication
  • Medications to administer in the ED
  • Medications for cardiac catheterization lab patients
  • Watch out for contrast induced nephropathy – with laboratory parameters to monitor
  • Medications to aid in smoking cessation
  • Anticoagulants, anti-platelet and thrombolytic medications
  • Case studies in STEMI and N-STEMI
Heart Failure Pharmacology
  • Not just ACEs and ARBs now - guideline updates for 2021
  • Diuretics - demystifying what is the best diuretic for your patient
  • New medication category for treatment of heart failure
  • Case studies and medications in HFrEF and HFpEF
What’s New in Treatment of Hypertension – A Lot!
  • Treatment options for primary or secondary hypertension
  • Calcium channel blockers - what to do if your patient overdoses
  • Beta-blockers - what criteria is considered to increase or decrease dose?
  • Vasodilators - watch out for change in electrolytes when giving this medication
  • Do not mix these anti-hypertensive medications
How to Lower LDL and Raise HDL Cholesterol
  • Familial versus non-familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Statins and a whole lot more
  • Latest monoclonal antibodies to manage cholesterol
  • Case studies in patients with altered lipid levels
Hypoglycemic Agents
  • 9 major categories of hypoglycemic agents…and counting - which is best for my patient?
  • Monitoring laboratory data – not just blood sugar now
  • Latest recommendations from the American Diabetic Association
  • Case studies with patients taking hypoglycemic agents
Pregnancy and Cardiac Medications
  • What medications are safe – up to which trimester
  • Which cardiac medications to avoid regardless of the stage of pregnancy

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Cardiovascular Technologists
  • Pharmacists


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