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- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- TOM GUTCHEWSKY, ACNP, RN, CCRN
- PESI Publishing & Media
- 5/11/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
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Analyze EKG, physiologic, vascular, and structural changes related to
Understand acute mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle
dysfunction, ventral septal defects, and the acute physiologic symptoms
Compare acute cardiac interventions including pharmacological,
percutaneous and surgical treatments.
Explain the etiology and symptoms of cardiogenic shock and treatments
Distinguish between Stanford type A and B aortic dissection and
treatments for each including which type requires emergency cardiac
Recognize symptoms of cardiac tamponade and appropriate treatments.
Differentiate acute cardiac rhythm changes, etiology, and treatments
for each including pharmacological and invasive interventions.
Acute Cardiac Pathology
Differentiate between an ST elevation MI and a non ST elevation MI
What about the presentation based on different coronary vessel
Review angiogram films to identify specific pathology including culprit
vs. chronic lesions
When are thrombolytics appropriate?
When should an invasive procedure like angioplasty or stenting be
When to refer to surgery – including timing of urgent and elective
See the changes of acute MV regurgitation caused by myocardial ischemia
MR treatments: Pharmacology? When is it time for surgery or
Find out how an intra-aortic balloon pump can stabilize a patient with
ventral septal defect caused by MI prior to surgery
Review which drugs are most beneficial for specific conditions and
adhere to AHA recommendations
Understand the multiple causes of cardiogenic shock to identify early
Compare the function of diagnostic techniques, including echocardiogram
and swanganz catheters
Gain insight into typical and more advanced treatments including fluid
resuscitation, medication, interventions, intra-aortic balloon pumps,
ECMO, and VADs
Stanford types A and B – including common causes, which patients are at
risk, and typical presenting symptoms
Review diagnostic techniques and images including echocardiogram, TEE,
and CT scans for pathological findings
Which patients require emergency surgery vs. medical management?
Explore the latest surgical techniques used in treatment
Identify the symptoms of cardiac tamponade including the components of
Learn the causes of pericardial tamponade
Review diagnostic echocardiogram and CT images
Appropriate treatments including pericardiocentesis and pericardial
window surgical procedures
Identify acute cardiac arrhythmias including atrial
fibrillation/flutter, 3rd-degree heart block and ventricular
tachycardia by EKG findings
Review common etiologies and risk factors
Explore treatment options including medication, electricity, and
TOM GUTCHEWSKY, ACNP, RN, CCRN
Tom Gutchewsky is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and currently practices as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Cardiac Surgery working outside of Chicago with a cardiac surgery group that performs over 2000 procedures annually, including left ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. He has over 20 years of bedside experience having worked in the Cardiac ICU, the Surgical ICU, and as the APN for Cardiac Surgery. Tom has been a nurse practitioner for over 18 years, primarily with open heart surgery, also assisting in the operating room and has worked with Cardiology, EP, and interventional radiology. He precepts nurse practitioner students in the open heart ICU and has previously taught undergraduate nursing students.
Financial: Thomas Gutchewsky has an employment relationship with Palos Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Thomas Gutchewsky has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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