Treat the patient, not the rhythm...
Attend this ground-breaking online course and gain the skills you need to recognize early signs of cardiac trouble and identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration for your patients.
With a combined experience of over 45 years, two hand-picked experts come together to give you:
- Accurately interpret cardiac rhythms
- Evaluate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk ECG findings
- Analyze management options for acute coronary syndromes
- Communicate the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of inflammatory cardiac disease
- Distinguish differences between life-threatening arrhythmias
- Plan appropriate nursing care for patients with myocardial ischemia
- And SO much more!
Walk away feeling confident in the quality of cardiac care you can provide to your patients with complex cardiac conditions and co-morbidities.
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In six in-depth video modules, you'll explore the essentials of cardiac emergencies, and gain improved rhythm interpretation skills, plus be able to quickly recognize life-threatening dysrhythmias with the confidence to manage your unstable cardiac patients!
Cardiac Rhythm Review
- Miscellaneous agents
- Cardiac enzymes & diagnostic testing
- Core measures
- Risk assessment tools
- SKILLS: Telemetry monitoring
- EKG lead placement
- Telemetry packs – 3, 5, and 6-leads
- Diagnostic testing
- Core measures
- SKILLS: Oxygen delivery systems
- Nasal cannula to CPAP
- SKILLS: Prevention of respiratory depression/failure
- Pulse oximetry – how effective is it?
- End-Tidal CO2 monitoring
- Assessment of cath site
- Monitoring for complications/hematoma
- SKILLS: Hemostatic devices
- Radial access device (e.g., VascBand®)
- Femoral access device (e.g., FemoStop®)
- WATCHMAN® Device
- Left Ventricular Assist Device
- Chest and abdominal drainage systems (e.g., PleurX®)
This video segment is divided into 6 modules and will provide you with the confidence to recognize early symptoms and identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. We will discuss when non-invasive ventilation devices should - and should not - be used. Don’t let blood gases intimidate you — learn quick and easy ways to interpret ABG results! You will learn from actual patient stories to illustrate the complexities and co-morbidities of cardiac and respiratory diagnoses!
- Do you need a Swan-Ganz?
- Cardiac output
- Cardiac index
- Mean arterial pressure
- Vasopressors vs. Inotropes Ace Inhibitors, Beta blockers
- Stabilization & Treatment procedures
- Stents, CABG, LVADS
- What’s Trending? Current trending technology
- Case Presentations & Identify Probable Diagnosis
- ABGs: Simplifying the numbers
- Chest Tubes: Indications, set-up, troubleshooting
- Capnography: Interpreting what it tells us
- Ventilation and NPPV basics: Modes of ventilation and appropriate uses
- Unstable Angina
- Differentiating the Three
- Clinical presentation, signs/symptoms, interventions, management of:
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Pulmonary embolism (Air, Fat, Amniotic)
- Acute Respiratory Failure
- Pleural effusions
- Foreign body aspiration
- Bradycardic & tachycardic rhythms: Essentials that you need to know
- Is This Patient Having an MI?
- Etiology, Clinical Presentation, ECG changes, Treatment
- Aortic Stenosis
- Heart Failure
- Current best practice recommendations
- Long-term prognosis
by Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP
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.
Learn more about Marcia Gamaly.
Robin Gilbert, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. A number of her years in emergency nursing included experience in a pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. Robin was the coordinator for her employer’s “Pathway to Excellence” designation, which was received in 2012.
In her role, Robin is able to remain current in the trends and best practices standards for care of the pediatric population. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence program.
Learn more about Robin Gilbert.
If you're not completely satisfied, please give us a call at 866-367-5697. We’re that confident that you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.