Online Education | Cardiovascular Care Update - 2015

Course Description

The combination of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in women and men in the United States. Evaluation and management of patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are a challenge that impacts every healthcare practice. This online course 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 diseases. 

What conference attendees said about Cardiovascular Care Update 2015:

All the speakers were well-prepared and shared new ideas based on current studies and research.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cardiovascular Update.  Topics were very interesting and involved cutting-edge technology.  I particularly enjoyed the lecture on medical marijuana, cardiac ablation, valve replacements via catheters, etc. I would highly recommend this seminar and look forward to next year!

 

This course was recorded live in February 2015 at UWCNE's Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium. Learning methods include audio lectures and handouts.

Publish Date: July 15, 2015. This course will be available for three years from this date.

Topics

  • Stroke care
  • Lipid therapy
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Medical cannibis and Washington State law
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • STEMI guidelines
  • Mindfulness
  • A patient's perspective
  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Go-Genes in older adults
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Channelopathies, cardomyopathies and commotio cordis

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.   

Speakers

  • 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
  • Peter Kudenchuk, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FHRS 
    Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Services, UWMC
  • 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 Pharmacy
  • 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

Planning Committee

  • Marie Arnone, MA, RN, CCRN 
    Professional Development Specialist, Cardiovascular Services, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
  • Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN 
    Clinical Nurse Researcher, Patient Care Services, UWMC; Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN 
    Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Sheryl Greco, MN, RN, CCRN 
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care and Cardiac Services, UWMC
  • Cherish Hart, MA 
    Senior Community Health Director, American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, Seattle
  • Jaime Navetta, MN, RN, CNE 
    Associate Director and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • 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
  • Sandra Schutz, MSN, RN, CNS 
    Clinical Nurse Educator, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue
  • 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
  • Susan L. Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN 
    Professor Emerita, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing; Commissioner Pro Tem, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, Tumwater

BNHS=Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UW School of Nursing
UW=University of Washington, Seattle

UWMC=UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Disclosure Information

UWCNE Accreditation Information

Details

  • Contact hours: 12.30
  • Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level: 3.30
  • Available: Wed, Jul 15, 2015
  • Unavailable: Sun, Jul 15, 2018
  • Price: $110.00

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.

 

Learning objectives

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

  1. Describe the diagnostic workup and multidisciplinary care for patients with stroke.
  2. Describe recent changes to the lipid guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease.
  3. Describe arrhythmias and variability in survival outcomes for cardiac arrest.
  4. Discuss Washington State laws about marijuana use and the implications for healthcare providers.
  5. Explain SVT ablation indications and outcomes.
  6. Describe key characteristics of normal and abnormal heart sounds.
  7. Discuss the new STEMI guidelines as they apply to practice.
  8. Define mindfulness and its implications for patients and healthcare staff.
  9. Appreciate the patient and family experience with cardiac devices and transplant.
  10. Discuss the advantages and limitations of the new oral anticoagulants.    
  11. Describe proven strategies for increasing physical activity in older adults.
  12. Discuss the latest evidence related to targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest.
  13. 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.

Format

Audio

Required hardware / software

Adobe Acrobat Reader
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari