Conference 2015 | Cardiovascular Care Update

Shoreline, WA US
February 12, 2015 to February 13, 2015

A Conference for Healthcare Professionals

February 12-13, 2015

Welcome to the Conference Portal!

This is your one-stop shop for our annual conference in Cardiovascular Care. This is the place you will:

  • Register for each day or a combo of days
  • Download your handouts
  • Complete your conference evaluation(s)
  • Print your certificate

Who Should Attend This Conference?
Nurses, nurse practitioners, acute care nurses, critical care nurses, ambulatory care nurses, clinical nurse specialists, community and public health nurses, nurse educators, physicians, physician assistants, nursing students and other interested healthcare professionals.

About This Conference:
Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease are the number one cause of death in women and men in the United States. Evaluation and management of patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease is a challenge that impacts every healthcare practice. This premier Pacific Northwest conference for healthcare professionals provides an outstanding annual forum for learning about cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art strategies for prevention and management of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, family perspectives and discussion.

   Brochure (PDF)


Conference Details

Power and Internet Access  - Free WiFi is limited to public areas of the conference center. Power stations are available in the registration area to charge your mobile devices. Power is not available in the conference rooms.

Breakfast and Lunch - Although we try to be sensitive to many common dietary restrictions in planning our complimentary food menu, if you have special dietary needs, please bring food items that will meet your individual nutritional requirements.

Handouts - Speaker handouts are accessible at this portal for registrants only. To print or download handouts to bring with you to the conference, return to this portal after you register, be sure to log in, scroll down to Registration/Activities below and click on a session day for which you have registered. Click the Continue button to go to that day's handouts and evaluation. Updated handouts will be added as they are received from our speakers. Handouts for this conference will be accessible to registrants for four months after the event.

Evaluation - Completing an evaluation online is a requirement for earning contact hours and being able to print your certificate. The evaluation is in the same area as the handouts. (See instructions above.)

Certificate and Record of Your CE Activities - Once you have submitted your evaluation form, you can print your certificate in the same area as the handouts (See instructions above.) or at any time in the future by logging in, going to My Account and clicking on My Activities. All your UWCNE activities will be listed in this area. You can also use this area to self-report contact hours earned with other CE providers, so you can keep your CE records in one spot!


Want to Learn More About the Registration/CE Process?

Click here for the Seven Easy Steps for Registering and Earning CE Contact Hours.


Registering a Group or an Employee?

Fill out our Offline Registration Form. We'll enroll you or your colleagues and let you know by email when you can access your conference materials.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

Day 1

  1. Describe the diagnostic workup and multidisciplinary care for patients with stroke.
  2. Describe recent changes to the lipid guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease.
  3. Describe arrhythmias and variability in survival outcomes for cardiac arrest.
  4. Discuss Washington State laws about marijuana use and the implications for healthcare providers.
  5. List different dosage forms of marijuana and the risks and benefits of each.
  6. Explain SVT ablation indications and outcomes.
  7. Describe key characteristics of normal and abnormal heart sounds.

Day 2

  1. Describe new therapies for structural heart disease.
  2. Discuss the new STEMI guidelines as they apply to practice.
  3. Define mindfulness and its implications for patients and healthcare staff.
  4. Appreciate the patient and family experience with cardiac devices and transplant.
  5. Discuss the advantages and limitations of the new oral anticoagulants.            
  6. Describe proven strategies for increasing physical activity in older adults.
  7. Discuss the latest evidence related to targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest.
  8. Identify ECG clues that suggest the presence of Brugada syndrome, long QT syndromes, short QT syndromes and pre-excitation syndromes that can increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.



Day 1

  • Caring for patients with stroke
  • Lipid guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease (Rx)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Marijuana use and Washington State law (Rx)
  • Clinical applications of medical marijuana (Rx)
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Cardiovascular assessment

Day 2

  • Catheter-based structural heart disease
  • STEMI guidelines (Rx)
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Hugo's Journey
  • New oral anticoagulants (Rx)
  • Activating go-genes
  • Targeted body temperature management
  • Channelopathy, acriomyopathy and commotio cordis

Rx=This session qualifies for pharmacology contact hours at the advanced practice level.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.10 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
02/12/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/13/2015 - 4:45pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.10 Contact hours
  • 4.30 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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