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Digital Seminar

Master 12-Lead EKG & Chest X-Ray Interpretation


Faculty:
Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC
Duration:
6 Hours 01 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 04, 2022
Product Code:
POS077880
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

You commonly rely on EKG and Chest X-Ray results to diagnose a wide variety of cardiac and respiratory conditions, yet even the most seasoned NPs, PAs, and RNs can struggle to truly master interpretation of these key tests.

We understand the complexities involved and have heard your requests for a program that will advance your skills and confidence. Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC/CMC, is the critical care/cardiac expert clinician selected to develop this program – to take your own practice to another level!

Don’t miss this opportunity to:

  • Analyze QRS axis to determine diagnosis
  • Contrast left anterior and posterior hemiblocks
  • Recognize the location of acute coronary syndromes
  • Interpret chest x-rays for differential diagnosis
  • Perform more efficient and effective patient assessments

Cheryl’s practical insights and research-based updates will elevate new ways of thinking. You will be able to rapidly assess, take information from the incoming test results and initiate the best treatments for your patients.

Credits


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Faculty

Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC's Profile

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Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC, draws from 35+ years clinical experience, including 15 years as a bedside critical care nurse and 20+ years as Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practice Nurse for hospitalized and clinic cardiac medical and surgical patients. She has a passion for cardiac nursing and is an advocate for heart health, particularly in raising awareness of heart disease in women. She is a popular speaker for local, regional, and national conferences, including presenting at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses NTI for the past 13 years.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cheryl Herrmann has employment relationships with UnityPoint Health and Liberty University. She is a published author and receives royalties. Ms. Herrmann 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 American Heart Association, the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


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Objectives

  1. Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury and infarction patterns.
  2. Specify the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  3. Evaluate axis deviation and the implications for clinical practice.
  4. Assess common cardiac and pulmonary disorders using the chest x-ray.
  5. Detect the placement of invasive lines on chest x-rays.
  6. Develop a systematic approach to chest x-ray interpretation.
  7. Incorporate the clinical pearls of EKG and chest x-ray interpretation into daily practice.

Outline

Part I: The ABCs of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

The 12-Lead EKG

  • Cardiac electrical conduction system
  • Electrical vectors
  • Normal polarity & P-QRS-T configuration of each lead

Ace the Axis

  • Left & right axis deviation
  • Causes & criteria
  • Methods of determining axis deviation
  • Clinical applications

Beat the Bundles

  • Right & left bundle branch blocks
  • Causes & complications
  • Left anterior & left posterior hemiblocks

Correlate the Coronary Anatomy

  • The coronary arteries
  • Left ventricular walls
  • Relationship to the 12-lead

Differential Diagnosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome

  • Ischemia, injury & infarction patterns
  • Reciprocal changes
  • STEMI vs. NSTEMI
  • Coronary spasm
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Putting it all Together

  • The 30-second diagnosis
  • Coronary angiographic correlation
  • Presentations, analysis & clinical applications

Advanced Interpretation

  • Atrial & ventricular hypertrophy
  • WPW – Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Prolonged QT intervals

Part II: Chest X-Ray Interpretation as Easy as Black & White

The Chest X-Ray

  • Technique
  • Black & white principles
  • Projections

Systematic Approach

  • Bone structures & Intercostal spaces
  • Soft tissues & vasculature
  • Pleural surfaces
  • Heart & great vessels
  • Invasive lines

As Easy as Black

  • Identifying pneumothorax & subcutaneous emphysema
  • Treatment priorities

As Easy as White

  • Identifying:
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pneumonia
    • ARDS
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Clinical applications & interventions

Beyond the Basics

  • Identification & Initial Treatment of:
    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Post-op changes with pneumonectomy
    • Esophagogastrectomy
    • Dextrocardia

Target Audience

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

Reviews

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Comments

Amber R

"This is the best PESI course I have ever taken in my 10 years as an FNP. Cheryl Herrmann is a truly gifted and professional instructor! I want to take more classes from her."

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