Product Detail

Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing
Course - Online
$349.98 USD
$199.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Author:
CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
5/1/2018
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001254
Objectives
[+] [-] 077545 - 2-Day Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing

DAY 1

  1. Employ proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD).
  2. Contrast systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle.
  3. List 3 benefits of beta blockers in a patient with coronary artery disease.
  4. Identify benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation that is not related to valve dysfunction.
  5. Differentiate findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may identify.
  6. Explain a simple monitoring technique to help differentiate if the patient is having an atrial dysrhythmia or not.
  7. Identify EKG clues to patients having aberrant pathways.

DAY 2

  1. Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic heart failure using a simple hand gesture to recognize ventricular dysfunction for each.
  2. Stage heart failure using the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology tool and identify intervention goals for each stage.
  3. Compare the use of the Impella device and intra-aortic balloon pumps in severe cardiac impairment.
  4. Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/ Pro-BNP levels.
  5. Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
  6. Describe the decision-making process for stroke prevention in the patient with atrial fibrillation.

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  1. Specify two common causes of ABG abnormalities.
  2. Analyze how the body compensates when the pH is outside of normal limits.
  3. Utilize 5 questions to help identify common rhythm changes.

Outline
[+] [-] 077545 - 2-Day Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing

DAY 1

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

  • Impending Doom: Recognizing the Red Flags
  • Neck Vein Evaluation
  • What Does the Blood Pressure Really Mean?
  • Don't Miss a Beat Interpreting Heart Sounds
  • Significant Murmurs
  • Rapid Stabilizing Interventions

Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues From the 12-Lead

  • Location, Location, Location! Anatomy of the 12-Lead
  • 3 Rules of Recognition
  • Cardiac Axis: Meaning & Assessment
  • Recognition of RBBB & LBBB
  • STEM I & NSTEM I -- What's the Difference

Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias

  • Choosing Your Monitor Leads Wisely
  • Identifying AV Passive & Active Tachycardias
  • Aberrant Pathways
  • Atrial Fibrillation with WPW
  • AV Node Re-entry Rhythms
  • Mono and Polymorphic V-Tach
  • Heart Blocks
  • Critical Nursing Actions

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet from A to Z

  • The Latest Updates & Recommendations
  • Medications that Impact Cardiac Output
  • Vasoactive Medications
  • Medications that Impact Clotting
  • Treating Hyperlipidemia
  • Management Strategies for Hypertension
  • Nursing Implications for Administration
  • Polypharmacy
  • Precautions with the Elderly Patient

DAY 2

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines

  • STEM I vs. NSTEM I Treatment Strategies
  • Critical Cardiac Labs
  • EKG Interpretation: Identifying the Differences
  • Urgent vs. Emergent Interventions
  • Managing Complications

The Failing Heart: Acute Management Priorities

  • Systolic vs. Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Classification Systems
  • Acute Medication Protocols
  • Nursing Considerations With:
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Cardiac Emergencies: Risk, Recognition, & Response

  • Bedside Assessment Clues
  • Key Interventions for:
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Myocardial Rupture/Tamponade
  • Tension Pneumothorax
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Critical Thinking Checkpoints

Emergency Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation

  • Critical Decision-Making: The Decompensating Patient
  • Pharmacological Management Strategies to:
  • Control Rate
  • Control Rhythm
  • Prevent Stroke
  • Current Treatment Recommendations:
  • Cardioversion
  • Ablation
  • Surgical Intervention
  • Key Nursing Assessments & Interventions

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  • Pulmonary Labs
  • Understanding Acid/Base Compensation
  • Identifying the Abnormal Values in 4 Easy Steps
  • Rhythm Analysis in 5 Steps
  • Tachy Rhythms
  • Fast Fatal Rhythms
  • Practice, Practice, Practice!

Author

CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Cyndi Zarbano is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is a published author with a variety of books including Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide and the Med-Surg Pocket Guide. Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars.

Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi's teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano has an employment relationship with Fairview South. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 077545 - 2-Day Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing
[+] [-] 077695 - ABG & Rhythm Analysis Made Easy
Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Cardiovascular Technology Professionals