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2-Day Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing

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You MUST be able to identify cardiac issues in their early stages and respond appropriately to avoid life-threatening complications. Even many seasoned nur...
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Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 28, 2017

Description

  • Take the Fear & Intimidation out of Cardiac Assessment
  • Master EKG Interpretation
  • Sharpen Your Crisis Management Skills
  • The Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: The Latest Updates & Recommendations
  • Management Strategies for Life-Threatening Cardiac Conditions
  • Practical Tips & Tools to Use the Very Next Day!

You MUST be able to identify cardiac issues in their early stages and respond appropriately to avoid life-threatening complications. Even many seasoned nurses remain confused by the complexity of the cardiac system and feel insecure in their assessment and analysis of rhythms and EKGs. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills and knowledge you need to manage any situation. Cardiac expert, Cyndi Zarbano, breaks down the most complex cardiac disorders and will provide you with practical tools and tips that are guaranteed to increase your confidence when caring for this challenging population. Your patients depend on you; don’t miss this opportunity to become a CARDIAC EXPERT!

  • Imagine the Confidence you will have in your knowledge and ability to quickly assess complex cardiac patients.
  • Imagine the Respect you’ll gain from your colleagues and patients when you respond rapidly and effectively in crisis situations.
  • Imagine the Satisfaction you will feel knowing that your advanced skills saved the life of your patient.

Handouts

Outline

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

Faculty

2-Day Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC Related seminars and products: 48

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.