Conference 2017 | Cardiovascular Care Update

Shoreline, WA US
February 9, 2017 to February 10, 2017

Thursday-Friday | February 9-10, 2017

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Who Should Attend this Conference

For nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals in all settings including acute, critical care, ambulatory care, community, public health and long term care settings. 

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 study analysis, patient and family perspectives and discussion.

Conference Brochure

Brochure PDF

Learning Objectives

Day 1:

  1. Learn about role of cardiac catheterization in patients with cardiac arrest.
  2. Recognize the rationale for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in complex patients.
  3. Identify 3 common Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) complications which might end up in your emergency room.
  4. Recognize the history of sugar consumption; including the political and cultural impacts.    
  5. Recognize the pharmacology of antiplatelet drug therapy.
  6. Discuss what data is telling us about the opioid crisis in Washington State.
  7. Review the performance and quality measures for patients with atrial fibrillation that optimizes clinical care and maintains safety.
  8. TBD

Day 2:

  1. Recognize the scope of heart failure.
  2. Review recommendations from the 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on new Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure.
  3. Consider what makes feedback difficult to receive.
  4. Outline current strategy for assessing fluid responsiveness.    
  5. Define and recognize aortic stenosis.
  6. Review the differential diagnosis of hypotension.
  7. Identify common cardiac conditions in the young athlete.
  8. Outline standardized approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation


Day 1:

  • Therapies after Cardiac Arrest
  • Chronic Total Occlusion and Complicated Coronary Interventions 
  • Preparing the Community to Care for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support  
  • The Consequences of Our Sweet Tooth
  • Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (Rx)
  • Opioid Crisis and the Prescription Monitoring Program: What Every Health Care Provider Needs to Know (Rx)  
  • 2016 Performance Measures for Atrial Fibrillation (Rx)   
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease   

Day 2:

  • Heart Transplant: Then and Now
  • An Update on Medication Options for Heart Failure
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: Integration at the Bedside 
  • Transcatheter Therapies and Who Qualifies 
  • Hypotension: Cardiogenic Shock or Sepsis? 
  • Screening for Cardiac Abnormalities in Young Athletes  
  • The Complicated ECG

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Conference Materials and Information


Thursday Handouts (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Handouts 
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Thursday Evaluation (Link will open in a new window or tab.)
Friday Evaluation 


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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.20 Contact hours
  • 3.40 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
02/09/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/10/2017 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.20 Contact hours
  • 3.40 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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