Conference 2016 | Cardiovascular Care Update

Shoreline, WA US
February 11, 2016 to February 12, 2016

February 11-12, 2016

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Who Should Attend This Conference?
Nurses, nurse practitioners, acute, critical care and 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:
Evaluation and management of patients with cardiovascular diseases are 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 diseases. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, demonstration and case studies. 

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Learning Objectives

Day 1 

  1. Discuss current and emerging strategies for hypertension management.
  2. Describe current guidelines for lipid management and their application to practice.
  3. Identify ECG changes associated with common causes of chest pain.
  4. Describe new devices for heart failure management and their role in reducing hospital readmission rates.
  5. Discuss the management of sleep disorders in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  6. Discuss commonly perceived barriers to anti-coagulation in the elderly, the impact of underuse of oral anti-coagulation (OAC) in elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and strategies for assessing risk vs benefit in prescribing OACs to elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
  7. Discuss the assessment and differential diagnosis of chest pain.

Day 2 

  1. Explain strategies for preventing critical limb ischemia and promoting limb preservation. 
  2. Discuss indications for advanced heart failure therapies, goals of short-term and durable mechanical circulatory support therapy and patient selection for advanced heart failure therapies.
  3. Discuss uses of milrinone including patients who may benefit and logistics of implementation (e.g., insurance coverage) and approaches to initiation, management, complications and termination of milrinone therapy.
  4. Describe optimal palliative care for patients with complex cardiovascular disease and strategies for facilitating a goals of care discussion and enhancing resiliency in working with this challenging patient population.
  5. Describe the indications and benefits of revascularization in acute ischemic stroke.
  6. Discuss current standards of care for heart failure management and the potential place of new agents in heart failure therapy.
  7. Discuss the evidence supporting the guideline updates, medications recommended in the guidelines, and the use of Targeted Temperature Management after cardiac arrest. 
  8. Describe the association between types of fat and cardiovascular health and how foods containing each of these types of fat (saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated) can be incorporated into a heart healthy diet.


Day 1

  • Update on Hypertension (Rx)
  • What’s New in Lipid Therapy? (Rx)
  • ECG Clues to the Causes of the Chest Pain
  • Ambulatory Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring: New Advances in Heart Failure Management  
  • Sleep Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease 
  • The Risk Treatment Paradox: Underuse of Anticoagulation in the Elderly with Atrial Fibirillation  (Rx)
  • Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Day 2

  • Limb Preservation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Bridge and Destination Therapy 
  • Palliative Milrinone Therapy: An Alternative in Heart Failure Management  (Rx)
  • Challenges in Providing Palliative Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Psychosocial Perspectives   
  • Revascularization in Acute Ischemic Stroke  
  • SHIFTing the PARADIGM: Updates to the Treatment of Heart Failure Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Sleep Hygiene  (Rx)
  • The 2015 BLS and ACLS Guideline Updates 
  • It’s Okay to Eat Fat  

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

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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.00 Contact hours
  • 4.15 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
02/11/2016 - 8:00am PST
Event ends: 
02/12/2016 - 4:55pm PST
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.00 Contact hours
  • 4.15 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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