Online Education | Cardiovascular Care Update 2016

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Course Description

Evaluation and management of patients with cardiovascular diseases are challenges that impact every healthcare practice. This online course for healthcare professionals provides an outstanding 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 and case studies. 

Publish date: April 30, 2016. Enrollment will close April 30, 2019.

Comments from conference attendees:

"I was seriously blown away with how great the speakers were, and the information was so helpful!"

"Excellent up-to-date information regarding helping people with heart disease."

"Attending this conference has become a tradition for myself and a couple of my coworkers. We always leave feeling like we have learned something that we can apply to our practice."



  • Hypertension Update (Rx)
  • ECG Clues to the Causes of Chest Pain
  • Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain
  • Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Challenges in Providing Palliative Care for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Psychosocial Perspectives

​Rx=pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   


  • Carol Jacobson, MN, RN, Owner, Quality Education Services; Partner, Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates
  • Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH, Professor and Director of Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UW School of Medicine, Seattle
  • Carol Kummet, MTS, LICSW, Palliative Care Social Worker, UWMC
  • Debra Laurent, MN, ARNP, ACNP, Cardiovascular and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Cardiology and Swedish Heart and Vascular, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, BNHS, UWSON

BNHS=Dept. of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems  
UW=University of Washington, Seattle  
UWMC=UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Planning Committee

  • Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Researcher, Patient Care Services, UWMC; Associate Professor, BNHS, UWSON
  • Sheryl Greco, MN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care and Cardiac Services, UWMC
  • Cheryl Himmelman, ADN, Speaker Relations and Program Support Manager, Continuing Nursing Education, UWSON
  • Genghis Navarro, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Swedish Cardiology – Inpatient, Swedish Heart and Vascular, Seattle
  • Elizabeth Peterson, BSN, RN, MPH, CHES, Regional Director, American Heart Association, Seattle
  • Anthony Pirot, DNP, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner and Teaching Associate, Division of Vascular Surgery, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Janet Regan-Baggs, DNP, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care and Mechanical Circulatory Support, UWMC
  • Laurie Soine, PhD, ACNP, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Nuclear Cardiology, UWMC; Teaching Associate, Departments of Radiology and Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UW School of Medicine; Commissioner, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, WA State DOH, Tumwater

BNHS=Dept. of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
UWMC=UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
UWSON=UW School of Nursing, Seattle


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 UWCNE Accreditation Information



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Target Audience

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.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  1. Discuss current and emerging strategies for hypertension management.
  2. Identify ECG changes associated with common causes of chest pain.
  3. Discuss the assessment and differential diagnosis of chest pain.
  4. Discuss the management of sleep apnea in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  5. 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.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 5.50 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 5.50 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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