Red Heart - CNEA

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

CE Hours: 22.50
Purchase Price: $235.00
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

Presented by:
Karen Marzlin and Cynthia Webner

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Course Description:
This 3-day course includes sessions 4, 5, and 6 of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence and are included in the purchase of that 8-session program.  These 3 sessions are offered as a standalone program and may be purchased here. 
This 3 day program includes a full day on each of these topics: 1) All Things Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes, 2) Everything Heart Failure and Hypertension, and 3) Cardiac Pathophysiology Potpourri: Valvular, Inflammatory, Myopathies, Channelopathies & Obstructive Shock. 

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
All Things Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes
  1. Discuss the physiological basis for coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.
  2. Review ECG findings specific to the recognition of ACS.
  3. Compare and contrast treatment strategies for STEMI from treatment strategies for NonST-ACS.
  4. Review antiplatelet strategies in the treatment of ACS.
  5. Identify complications in the post myocardial infarction patient.
Everything Heart Failure and HTN
  1. Differentiate heart failure with reduced LVEF from heart failure with preserved LVEF.
  2. Describe the NYHA classification system and the ACC/AHA stages of heart failure.
  3. Recognize heart failure patients through physical assessment and diagnostic results.
  4. Correlate pharmacological treatment strategies with current evidence-based guidelines.
  5. Identify non-pharmacological treatment strategies for heart failure with reduced and preserved LVEF.
  6. Identify hypertension treatment strategies based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.
Cardiovascular Potpourri
  1. Correlate the signs and symptoms of valvular heart disease with the associated hemodynamic changes.
  2. Discuss evidence-based treatment strategies for valvular heart disease.
  3. Identify pathophysiological changes associated with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  4. Identify clinical presentation associated with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  5. Discuss treatment options for the patient with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  6. Discusses etiology, presentation, and patient management strategies for pericarditis, endocarditis, and myocarditis.
  7. Correlate clinical assessment findings with obstructive shock states.
Continuing Education: 
22.5 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program, which includes 2.0 hour of pharmacology CE.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714. 
Online classes are available for 12 month access.

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