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Digital Seminar

Cardiac Emergencies: Quickly Recognize Life-Threatening Dysrhythmias & Manage Your Most Unstable Patients


Faculty:
Marcia Gamaly
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 10, 2017
Product Code:
POS077495
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Accurately interpret cardiac rhythms
  • Compare novel anticoagulant therapies for prevention of thromboembolism
  • Drug titration: What is important to know?
  • Post-catheterization complications: Be ready to intervene!
  • Sharpen care of the patient with myocardial ischemia
  • TIMI, HEART & ASCVD: What’s the difference?
  • Improve management of your septic patient
  • Master skills required for today’s telemetry/postacute cardiac nurse

Managing complex cardiac patients can be challenging for even experienced nurses in today’s outcome- and technology-driven cardiology world. Are you familiar with the core measures frequently monitored on your unit? Are you confident in your ability to care for a patient who has a wearable defibrillator? Are you comfortable in your ability to titrate and wean oxygen? Can you apply restraints to a patient on CPAP? Do you hesitate on the steps necessary to cardiovert or defibrillate your unstable patient? You will leave this training with improved rhythm interpretation skills, the ability to quickly recognize life-threatening dysrhythmias and confidence to manage your unstable cardiac patients!

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 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


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 60 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 11/10/2020.


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.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

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


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 6.3 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.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Marcia Gamaly Related seminars and products: 11


Marcia Gamaly, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN, has over twenty years of nursing experience at the bedside and in staff development. Marcia currently works as a clinical nurse educator at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In her current role, she oversees and plans the educational needs for over 250 nurses and support staff on a variety of units, including a step-down, neuro-tele and medical-surgical units. She has developed and presented on a variety of topics including certification courses for critical care, progressive care, medical-surgical, oncology and emergency nursing. Other presentations include telemetry skills day, medical-surgical skills day, cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, post-operative care and heart failure. Additionally, Marcia is an instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ASLS and works as a per-diem emergency department staff nurse.

She is a doctoral student at Villanova University, with a research interest in bariatrics. She is certified in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, emergency nursing, and professional staff development. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Marcia combines her role in clinical education with hands-on experience to deliver a high-level learning opportunity that is patient-focused and outcome-driven. The meaningful insights she has to share will be applied easily at the bedside to improve your own care of patients!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marcia Gamaly has an employment relationship with St. Mary Medical Center and Lower Bucks Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marcia Gamaly is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses; America Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Nurses Association; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; and Emergency Nurses Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Outline

Cardiac rhythm review

  • Sinus
  • Atrial
  • Junctional
  • Ventricular
  • Blocks
  • SKILLS: Video presentation
    • Cardioversion
    • Pacing
    • Defibrillation

Commonly prescribed medications

  • Anticoagulants
  • Vasodilators
  • Antiarrythmics
  • Vasopressors
  • Inotropics
  • Miscellaneous agents

Myocardial Ischemia – “Time is muscle”

  • Pathophysiology
  • Cardiac enzymes & diagnostic testing
  • Core measures
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Treatment/interventions
  • SKILLS: Telemetry monitoring
  • EKG lead placement
  • Telemetry packs – 3, 5, and 6-leads

Heart failure

  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Core measures
  • Treatment/interventions
  • SKILLS: Oxygen delivery systems
    • Nasal cannula to CPAP
  • SKILLS: Prevention of respiratory depression/failure
    • Pulse oximetry – how effective is it?
    • End-Tidal CO2 monitoring

Monitoring the post-cardiac catheterization patient

  • Assessment of cath site
  • Monitoring for complications/ hematoma
  • SKILLS: Hemostatic devices
    • Radial access device (e.g., VascBand®)
    • Femoral access device (e.g., FemoStop®)

Trends in patient management

  • Life-Vest
  • WATCHMAN® Device
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Chest and abdominal drainage systems (e.g., PleurX®)

Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast sinus and atrial rhythms.
  2. Distinguish differences between life-threatening arrhythmias.
  3. Discriminate between indications for medications prescribed on the post-acute cardiac unit.
  4. Assess the post-cardiac catheterization patient to identify potential complications.
  5. Plan appropriate nursing care for the patient with myocardial ischemia.
  6. Formulate a plan to decrease risk of pressure injuries.

Target Audience

Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

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Comments

Emily M

"Marcia is a hoot, very entertaining and made the content clear for learners not directly involved in cardiac care"

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