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Digital Seminar

Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology Course

Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS
6 Hours 09 Minutes
Audio and Video
Apr 22, 2022
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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, CNRN, 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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* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the 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, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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 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.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Nurses - Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 369 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 6.1 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

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 6.0 contact hours. Expires: 04/22/2025.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 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.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - 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 6.1 self-study contact hours. Please email 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.

Physicians - Physicians

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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 04/22/2022. It was last reviewed on 10/27/2024 and is valid until 10/27/2024.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Physicians Assistants - 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 6.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 04/22/2022. It was last reviewed on 10/27/2021 and is valid until 10/27/2024. 


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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 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.



Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS's Profile

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Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU, and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 40 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely, and provide participants with numerous case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of infectious disease and multi-system organ failure patients.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer highly practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.  


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Langlois has employment relationships with Cook County Hospital and Emergency Care Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Langlois is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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Access never expires for this product.


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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 catherization 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 hyper-cholesterolemia
  • 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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