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Cardiac Medication Essentials: 2016 Critical Care Nursing Conference
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$219.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 55 min
Multi-disc CD recording with instructions.
PESI HealthCare
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  • Describe the four classes of cardiac medications and their effects on the function of the cardiac cycle.
  • Explain the effects that each class of cardiac medications has on the cardiac cycle.
  • Identify the classes of medications used to treat acute coronary syndrome.
  • Discriminate between the treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  • Explain the benefits of medications used to treat metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia.
  • Analyze the benefits and risks of medications used to treat heart failure.
  • Define the criteria used to initiate antihypertensive medications after lifestyle modifications have been employed.
  • Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of cardiac and non-cardiac medications.
Cardiac Hemodynamics: Beyond Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
  • Preload
  • Afterload
  • Contractility
  • Normal and abnormal electrocardiographic tracings

Antiarrhythmic Agents: Avoid the 3 Most Common Mistakes
  • Class I agents (sodium channel blockers)
  • Class II agents (beta-blockers)
  • Class III agents (potassium channel blockers)
  • Class IV agents (calcium channel blockers)
  • AHA/ACC Anticoagulant Administration Guidelines
  • Nitrates
  • Aspirin
  • Morphine sulfate
  • Beta blockers
  • Fibrinolytic agents
  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Anticoagulants
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB)

Stroke Patients: Avoid 4 Common Medication Errors
  • Ischemic
  • Hypertension: Labetalol, Nitropaste, Nicardipine
  • Hypotension: Crystalloid, Dopamine
  • Thrombolytic agents
  • Antiepileptic medications
  • Dabigatran
  • Hemorrhagic
  • Correct coagulation abnormalities
  • Glucose management
  • Blood pressure control
  • Antiepileptic medications

Metabolic Syndrome and Dyslipidemia Patients: Medications that Should NOT Be Administered Together
  • NCEP ATPIII guidelines
  • Lipid modifying medications
  • Statins
  • Fibrates
  • Resins
  • Niacin
  • Blood glucose control
  • Insulin
  • Oral agents

Congestive Heart Failure: Medications to Start and Avoid Based Upon Patient Presentation Digoxin
  • Nesiritide
  • Diuretics
  • ACE inhibitors
  • ARB
  • Aldosterone antagonists
  • Beta-blockers

WARNING: What the Antihypertensive Therapy Guidelines Do Not Specify
  • Diuretics
  • Loop
  • Thiazide
  • Potassium-sparing
  • ACE inhibitors
  • ARB
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Alpha blocking agents
  • Vasodilators
  • Lifestyle modifications


DR. PAUL LANGLOIS, APN, PH.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians. Dr. Langlois received his Doctor of Nursing degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Expired: 4/12/2019
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