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Digital Seminar

Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology Course


Faculty:
Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Duration:
6 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 03, 2021
Product Code:
POS078415
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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 6.7 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! Register today!

Credits


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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 cepesi@pesi.com 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.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 409 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.7 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.75 contact hours. Expires: 06/03/2024.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.5 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 6.5 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 6.7 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com 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.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.5 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 06/03/2021. It was last reviewed on 10/17/2021 and is valid until 10/17/2024. 

 

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.75 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.



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Faculty

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

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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is 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 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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  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. 

Outline

Hemodynamics and Shock (it’s not just pulse and blood pressure) 
  • 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 (You will never forget how to treat ventricular fibrillation after hearing this) 
Antiarrhythmics 
  • 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 
Medications for Acute Coronary Syndrome 
  • Aspirin; this is not a benign medication 
  • Medications to administer in the ED 
  • These are the medications for cardiac catheterization lab patients 
  • Watch out for contrast induced nephropathy; these are the laboratory parameters you must monitor 
  • Mono-clonal antibodies; this is new information 
  • Medications to aid in smoking cessation 
  • Anticoagulants, anti-platelet and thrombolytic medications; watch out for this very subtle but life-threatening event 
  • 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 hyper-cholesterolemia 
  • Statins and a whole lot more 
  • These mono-clonal antibodies are the latest treatment in cholesterol patient management 
  • Case studies in patients with altered lipid levels; why this medication and not that one? 
Hypoglycemic Agents 
  • There are 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 - three keys to administer and monitor for in every patient 
Pregnancy and Cardiac Medications 
  • What medications are safe – up to which trimester 
  • Cardiac medications which should not be given regardless of the stage of pregnancy 

Target Audience

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

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