Conference 2019 | Cardiovascular Care Update

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Wednesday-Thursday | February 13-14, 2019

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Target Audience

For nurses, advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists and other health care professionals in all settings including acute, critical care, ambulatory care, community, public health and long term care.



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 and discussion.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

Day 1

  1. Discuss science of resuscitation and what matters?
  2. Describe the difference between point of care ultrasound and complete diagnostic studies.
  3. Review and discuss data on clinical outcomes related to development and implantation of a specialized cardiology/mechanical circulatory support/cardiothoracic surgery arrest response team.
  4. Recognize the patient that would benefit from a formal CPET.
  5. Discuss 3 general categories of cardiovascular effects of toxic substances.
  6. Describe integration of microcirculation into hemodynamic assessment.
  7. Recognize principles of managing coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO).
  8. Discuss common cardiac conditions that occur in the older adult population.

Day 2

  1. Discuss the 2015 AHA Guideline Updates for Post Arrest Care.
  2. Recognize the diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
  3. Recognize key characteristics of team-based care.
  4. Review the agents pharmacologic properties, indications, correct dosage, side effects.
  5. Learn simple way to do axis on 12 lead EKG, identifying hemiblocks, and bundle branch blocks.
  6. Describe temporary mechanical support options available to support patients in acute cardiogenic shock.
  7. Discuss how noninvasive vascular tests are used to diagnose and treat arterial and venous problems that occur in the inpatient cardiac setting.
  8. Describe steps to ensure accuracy of noninvasive/invasive BP measurements.


Provided By

UW School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education



Swedish Medical Center 
UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center 
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm
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Wed, 02/13/2019 - 8:00am - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:55pm
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Price: $409.00

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Available credit
  • 14.60 Contact hours
  • 1.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level