Seminar Detail

The Heart in Detail
The Heart in Detail

Where:   HONOLULU, HI

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Did you ever wonder why your patient with an inferior MI has bradycardias or a patient with heart failure is on an ACE inhibitor?

Or become confused about ejection fractions, let alone hemodynamics?

If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about which blood vessel perfuses what part of the heart, or why they have an arrhythmia, or how their heart failure is causing their kidney problems, then you need to join Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC, CCRN-K, a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.

Designed with the bedside clinician in mind, this seminar is appropriate for all healthcare professionals wanting to improve their assessment skills, build a firm foundation of cardiac anatomy and physiology and apply these skills in daily patient care. Understanding these essential concepts will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately! Cathy’s teaching style allows for an informal interactive discussion. You will leave with a systematic approach to interpreting EKGs, an understanding of common cardiac pathologies, and a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in patient care.
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Objectives:

  1. Utilize the “Thumb Technique” to determine the ventricular axis of the heart.
  2. Review the more common cardiac arrhythmias and discuss the causes.
  3. Relate coronary artery perfusion to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  4. Interpret ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns on a 12-Lead EKG, 15-lead, and right-sided EKG.
  5. Integrate new evidence-based guidelines to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  6. Explain the process of valvular dysfunction and state treatments for aortic and mitral valve disease.
  7. State the evidence-based treatments to include medications and invasive procedures for chronic heart failure.
OUTLINE

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss
  • Contrasting electrical from
  • Mechanical Cardiac function
  • Hemodynamics: Understanding Cardiac Output
Don’t Miss a Beat Interpreting Heart Sounds
  • Contrast Normal from Abnormal Heart Sounds
  • Murmurs: Differentiating Systolic from Diastolic
  • S3/S4 Gallops
  • Compensatory Mechanisms
  • Maintaining Cardiac Output & Blood Pressure
Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias
  • Choosing Your Monitor Leads Wisely
  • The NEED TO KNOW Arrhythmias
  • Bradycardias/AV Blocks
  • Tachycardias
  • Contrasting Artrial Fibrillation from Atrial Flutter
  • Mono and Polymorphic V-Tac
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Critical Nursing Actions
Clues from the EKG
  • Anatomy of the 12-Lead, 15-Lead and Right-Sided EKG
  • Differentiating Limb leads from Chest Leads
  • Cardiac Axis Meaning and Assessment: Utilizing the Thumb Technique
Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines
  • STEMI vs. NSTEMI Treatment Strategies
  • EKG Interpretation: A Systematic Approach to Detection
  • Identifying the Differences
  • Urgent vs. Emergent Interventions
Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: Pharmacological Therapies
  • AHA Guidelines: When to Use & Why
  • Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy
  • Beta Blockers
  • ACE Inhibitors
  • Anticoagulation
  • Statins
  • Mechanism of Action
The Failing Heart: Acute Management Priorities Systolic vs. Diastolic Heart Failure
  • Classification Systems
  • Neurohormonal Activation
  • Perfusion & Congestion Assessment
  • The Importance of Unloading the Heart
  • Evidence-Based Treatment
  • Acute Medication Protocols
  • Nursing Considerations With: Biventricular Pacing
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
  • LVAD
Valvular Heart Disease: Why the Left Side?
  • Contrasting Stenotic Valvular Dysfunction from Insufficiency
  • Physical Assessment Clues
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Associated Murmurs
Advanced Skills in Assessment & Decision-Making
  • Creating a Hemodynamic Profile without a PA Catheter
  • Assessing Volume Status
  • Jugular Vein Distention
  • Importance of Pulse Pressure
  • The Value of Heart Sounds
Target Audience

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

SEAN G. SMITH, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (ADULT), CCRN-K (NEONATAL), CCRN-K (PEDIATRIC)

Sean G. Smith C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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