Exhibit Opportunity 2015 | Cardiovascular Care Conference
Cardiovascular Care Conference for Healthcare Professionals
February 12 - 13, 2015
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.
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.
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Objectives for Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the diagnostic workup and multidisciplinary care for patients with stroke.
- Describe recent changes to the lipid guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease.
- Describe arrhythmias and variability in survival outcomes for cardiac arrest.
- Discuss Washington State laws about marijuana use and the implications for healthcare providers.
- List different dosage forms of marijuana and the risks and benefits of each.
- Explain SVT ablation indications and outcomes.
- Describe key characteristics of normal and abnormal heart sounds.
- Describe new therapies for structural heart disease.
- Discuss the new STEMI guidelines as they apply to practice.
- Define mindfulness and its implications for patients and healthcare staff.
- Appreciate the patient and family experience with cardiac devices and transplant.
- Discuss the advantages and limitations of the new oral anticoagulants.
- Describe proven strategies for increasing physical activity in older adults.
- Discuss the latest evidence related to targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest.
- 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.
Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, BNHS
Patricia A. Blissitt, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS, CCM, ACNS-BC, Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical
Center, Seattle and Swedish Medical Center Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS
Kathy Heffernan, MAPS, BCC, Spiritual Director, Mindfulness Instructor and Board-Certified Chaplain, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital &
Medical Center, Seattle
Carol Jacobson, MN, RN, Owner, Quality Education Services; Partner, Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates, Burien
Jennifer Kapur, PharmD, Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor,
UW School of Pharmacy; Instructor of Nursing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
Peter Kudenchuk, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Services,
Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc., Seattle; Staff Nurse,
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP, Cardiovascular and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Cardiology and Swedish Heart and Vascular,
Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS
Leigh Ann Mike, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy, UW School of
Mark Reisman, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine; Section Head, Interventional Cardiology, UWMC; Director,
Cardiovascular Emerging Therapies, UWMC; President, Board of Directors, Seattle Science Foundation
Melissa Robinson, MD, FHRS, FACC, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, UW School of Medicine
Christina G. Ryan, MD, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine
Laurie Soine, PhD, ACNP, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Nuclear Cardiology, UWMC; Teaching Associate, Departments of Radiology and Medicine,
UW School of Medicine; Commissioner, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Tumwater
B. Fendley Stewart, MD, FACC, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine; Attending Physician, UWMC
Desiree Wood, MN, ARNP, CCRN, Nurse Practitioner, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle