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CNEA supports organizations in their commitment of training, continuing education, and ongoing competency assessment of RNs and APRNs. Below are institutional pricing structures for multiple courses. Institutions receive between a 10% and a 40% discount depending on the number of coupons purchased. 

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An institution can purchase as many individual accounts (coupons) as needed. We provide a coupon code for each purchased class to be used by individuals to receive the discounted price. Each individual user registers for their class on our website using the coupon code, and their account is available for one year from the registration date. Coupons do not expire so no need to use all of your purchased coupons within a year. When all coupons have been used, an email will notify you and you can purchase additional coupons if needed. There are no refunds for unused coupons. Each class has a post test that must be completed with a score of 75% in order to receive a CE certificate. The user can take the test as many times as necessary to get a passing score. Once a passing score is achieved, the user can access the course evaluation, and when the evaluation is submitted they get a link to their CE certificate.

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Cardiac Nursing Course & Cardiac Medicine Certification Review

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Cardiac Nursing Course & Cardiac Medicine Certification Review

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$90

Course Description:

This course also includes access to > 1300 practice questions and comprehensive detailed course materials for you to download and use as a study guide. 

This comprehensive cardiac nursing course is designed to supplement a critical care/progressive care/telemetry nursing orientation or residency program in the hospital setting and is an excellent review course for experienced nurses working with cardiac patients in any inpatient or outpatient setting. It also serves as a review course for the Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC) exam offered by AACN. Course content is based on the blueprint for the CMC exam and provides in-depth and evidence-based information related to the care of adult cardiac patients.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, assessment, monitoring, and management of adult patients with problems involving the cardiovascular system.
  2. Validate and enhance their knowledge of the care of patients with cardiovascular problems and other patient care problems as listed in the CMC exam blueprint.
  3. Identify areas for study in preparation for taking the Cardiac Medicine Certification exam.

Continuing Education:
20.80 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program, including 1.5 pharmacology hours. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Purchase price is $218.40.

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We also have practice questions with extensive rationales to assist you in preparing for the Cardiac Medicine Certification exam.  To purchase the on-line interactive version click here.  

Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification Review Course

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CVN Certification Course

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Course Description:

This course also includes access to > 800 practice questions and comprehensive detailed course materials for you to download and use as a study guide. 

Online classes and practice questions are available for 12 month access.
Save money! CNEA offers a 12 month subscription that includes ALL our online CE courses.  Access to more than 240 CEs for one price. 

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Presented By: Karen M. Marzlin and Cynthia L. Webner

Course Description
This comprehensive cardiovascular nursing course is designed to serve as a preparatory course for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Cardiovascular Nursing Certification (CVN).  In addition to preparing nurses for this examination, this program can also serve as a great review course for more experienced nurses or an orientation course for new nurses working with patients with cardiovascular disease.  Some have also found this content to be helpful for nurses in a CV nursing residency program. The course is especially good for nurses working in a progressive care or telemetry unit with CV patients as well as nurses working in Cardiac Rehabilitation, outpatient cardiac clinicals or office practices.  Course content is based on the new 2020 blueprint for the ANCC CVN Examination and provides in-depth and evidence-based information related to the care of adult cardiac patients.

This program is for you if you wish to:

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills related to caring for the patient with cardiovascular disorders. 
  • Participate in a course that will assist you as you prepare to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Cardiovascular Nursing Certification examination.  (ANCC CVN information can be found: https://www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/cardiac-vascular-nurse/
  • Participate in Cardiovascular specific continuing education.  

The course content includes:

Session 1 Cardiovascular Assessment

  • History
  • Physical Examination
    • Heart Sounds
    • Importance of Vital Signs
    • Creating an Evaluation of Cardiac Output Through Physical Assessment
      • Preload
        • JVD Assessment
      • Afterload
      • Contractility
    • Pulse Assessment
    • Edema Assessment
    • Ascites Assessment
    • Extremity Assessment for Venous vs Arterial Disease

Session 2 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology

  • Valvular Disease 
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Regurgitation    
    • Mitral Regurgitation
    • Mitral Stenosis
  • Cardiomyopathies
    • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory Disorders
    • Pericarditis
    • Pericardial Effusion
    • Constrictive Pericarditis
    • Infective Endocarditis
  • Cardiac Ion Channelopathies
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Brugada Syndrome

Session 3 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology Continued

  • Part 1 Atrial Fibrillation
    • Mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Rate Control Strategies
    • Rhythm Control Strategies
      • Antiarrhythmic Therapies
      • Procedural Therapies
    • Stroke Prevention
      • Anticoagulation
      • Procedural Therapies
  • Part 2 Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
    • Defining ACS
    • Symptoms
    • Risk Assessment
    • Cardiac Biomarkers
    • Coronary Arteries
    • ECG Determination of ACS
      • Identifying STEMI in the Presence of Bundle Branch Block
    •  Medical Treatment of ACS
    • Interventional Treatment of CAD
      • Procedural Complications of Percutaneous Intervention
    • Surgical Revascularization with CABG
      • Preoperative Preparation
      • Postoperative Complications
    • Post Myocardial Infarction Complications
    • Discharge Considerations
  • Part 3 Heart Failure
    • Definition and Classifications
    • Pathophysiology and the Neurohormonal Response
    • Symptoms of Heart Failure
    • Physical Examination Findings
    •  Diagnosis
      • BNP Level Assessment
      • Electrolyte Evaluation
      • Other Pertinent Lab Assessment
      • Non-invasive Imaging
    • Treatments for HFrEF
      • Medications to Improve Mortality
      • Medications to Decrease Symptoms
      • Dietary Sodium Considerations
      • Fluid Intake Considerations
      • Device Therapy
    • Treatments for HFpEF
      • Medications
      • Addressing Co-Morbidities
    • Stage D Heart Failure
      • Advanced Therapy
      • End of Life Decisions
    • Patient Education
    • Addressing Readmissions

Session 4 Arterial and Venous Disease

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
    • Risk for PAD
    • History
    • Physical Assessment
    • Diagnostic Evaluation
    • Critical Limb Ischemia
    • Acute Limb Ischemia
    • Treatment for Lower Extremity PAD
  • Aneurysms – Aortic Aneurysm
    • Pathophysiology
    • Diagnosis
    • Classification
    • Complications
    • Treatment
  • Aortic Dissection
    • Pathophysiology
    • Classification
    • Complications
    • Clinical Presentation
    • Risk Factors
    • Treatment
  • Stroke
    • Cerebral Circulation
    • Causes
    • Stroke Classifications
    • Signs and Symptoms
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • Treatment Strategies
    • Subacute Care
  • Venous Disease
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Thromboembolic Disease
    • Risk Factors
    • Signs and Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pathophysiology
    • Clinical Presentation
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Session 5 Arrhythmias and Cardiac Monitoring

  • Electrical Conduction Pathway
  • Atrial Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Tachycardia
    • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
    • Multifocal Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Heart Blocks: AV Blocks
    • 1st Degree AV Block
    • 2nd Degree AV Block
      • Type 1: Wenckebach
      • Type2
    • High Grade AV Block
    • Complete Heart Block
  • Supraventricular Tachycardias (SVT)
    • Atrioventricular (AV) Nodal Re-entrant Tachycardia
    • Atrioventricular Reentry (Reciprocating) Tachycardias  
      • Orthodromic Tachycardia
      • Antidromic Tachycardia
    • Wide Complex Tachycardias
      • SVT with Right Bundle Branch Aberration
      • SVT with Left Bundle Branch Aberration
      • Ventricular Tachycardia
        • Monomorphic VT
        • Polymorphic VT (with normal QT Interval)
        • Torsade’s de Pointes
    • QT Interval Monitoring
      • Guideline Recommendations
      • Monitoring Considerations
      • Risk for Prolonged QT
    • Ischemia Monitoring
      • Guideline Recommendations
      • Monitoring Considerations
      • Which Leads?

Session 6 Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • AHA Life’s Simple 7
  • Unmodifiable Risk Factors
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Activity
  • Tobaccoism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Sleep Disorder Breathing

Session 7 Professional Issues in Cardiovascular Care

  • Professional Standards of Practice
    • Scope and Standards of Practice in CV Nursing
  • Ethical and Legal Principles
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Theory
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Patient Education and Counseling
  • Medication Safety
  • Tests Taking Tips

Course Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss tools to enhance clinical history and physical assessment in patients with actual or potential cardiovascular disease.
  2. Apply the physiological-based knowledge required for sound clinical judgment in patients with valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, inflammatory disorders, and Cardiac Ion Channelopathies.
  3. Apply the physiological-based knowledge required for sound clinical judgment in patients with atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes, and heart failure.
  4. Apply the physiological-based knowledge required for sound clinical judgment in patients with venous and arterial disease.
  5. Apply the physiological-based knowledge required for sound clinical judgment in patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
  6. Examine the latest approach to bedside cardiac monitoring for arrhythmia monitoring, ischemia monitoring, and QT interval monitoring.  
  7.  Discuss recognition, assessment of, treatment strategies for cardiovascular risk factors.
  8. Identify professional, ethical and legal principles associated with the care of patients with CV disease.
  9. Identify patient education and counseling strategies that impact patient success in dealing with cardiovascular disease.
  10. Discuss strategies for successful passage of certification examination.

    
Continuing Education:
28.0 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program and this includes 6.0 pharmacology hours. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Bring this program to your hospital.  Contact CNEA at info@cardionursing.com

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Hemodynamic Monitoring

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Presented by: Carol Jacobson
 
Course Description
This comprehensive hemodynamic monitoring class covers everything from the physiological basis for hemodynamic monitoring to application of hemodynamic data to case studies. The emphasis is on use of the pulmonary artery catheter to obtain hemodynamic data, but less invasive and noninvasive methods of getting data are also discussed. Getting accurate data involves proper system setup and maintenance as well as accurate waveform interpretation. Just as critical is analysis of that data to determine the patient’s hemodynamic status and to select appropriate therapy to optimize cardiovascular function. This class provides a framework for the analysis of hemodynamic data using left ventricular function curves and hemodynamic subsets to determine patient status, select appropriate therapy, and monitor the patient’s response to therapy. Noninvasive methods of assessing fluid responsiveness and use of passive leg raise are also included. This course is appropriate for new as well as experienced critical care nurses. 

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Learning Objectives:
 
  1. Explain normal cardiovascular function and determinants of cardiac output and how they can be assessed using apulmonary artery catheter and noninvasive methods. 
  2. Describe how to set up and safely maintain a pulmonary artery catheter monitoring system.
  3. Evaluate and interpret the following waveforms: CVP, RV, PA, PWP
  4. Use left ventricular function curves and hemodynamic subsets to analyze hemodynamic data, select appropriate therapy, and monitor a patient’s response to therapy.
  5. Discuss the use of noninvasive technologies in assessing fluid responsiveness.

Continuing Education: 
hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

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Online classes are available for 12 month access.

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Heart Failure Review Course and Boot Camp

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Institution Heart Failure Review Course and Boot Camp

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$99.00

Course Description:

This course also includes access to > 700 practice questions and comprehensive detailed course materials for you to download and use as a study guide. 

Online classes and practice questions are available for 12 month access.

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Presented by: Karen Marzlin and Cynthia Webner

Course Description: 
This course provides up to date, evidence-based practice education specific to heart failure care. This comprehensive educational program will take your heart failure practice to the next level. The program will prepare you for heart failure certification if that is your goal. This Heart Failure Certification Review Course and Boot Camp also provides 14.75 hours of heart failure specific education that will meet criteria for your recertification as a Certified Heart Failure Nurse.  The course covers the care of the heart failure patient from outpatient to inpatient management, and from prevention to end of life. Nurses at the point of care, advanced practice nurses, and other disciplines will benefit from this program.  Karen and Cindy have many years in involved in the care and management of patients with heart failure as staff nurses, advance practice nurses and in Heart Center administration.  They have cared for hospitalized patients with heart failure but also opened and ran an outpatient Heart Failure Cinic where they cared for chronically critically ill heart failure patients.  They are passionate about assuing patients with heart failure have the tools and resources they need to navigate the very complex healthcare system associated with this complex illness. This program is packed with tips and tools to help you care for these patients.

This program is for you if you wish to:

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills related to caring for the patient with heart failure.
  • Participate in a review course as you prepare to sit for the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses CHFN (Certified Heart Failure Nurse) exam. 
  • Participate in Heart Failure specific continuing education. 

Course content:
Session 1 Prerequisite Knowledge Related to the Patient with Heart Failure

Heart Sounds
Cardiac Dynamics: Cardiac Output and Myocardial Performance
Delivery of Oxygen to the Tissues
Pulmonary Physiology: Ventilation, Perfusion, Diffusion and Respiratory Failure   
Fluids and Electrolytes

Session 2 Heart Failure Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Epidemiology
Defining Heart Failure: Staging, NYHA Classification
Neurohormonal Response
Pathophysiology of RV Failure
Assessment: H/P, Physical Assessment Findings
Diagnosis: Echocardiography, Radiology, Laboratory Evaluation
Pulmonary Hypertension        

Session 3 Treatment Strategies in the Patient with Heart Failure

Treatment strategies based on Staging of Heart Failure
Medications: Betablockers, ACE Inhibitors/Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, Entresto, Aldosterone Antagonists, Hydralazine/ Isosorbide Dinitrate, Digoxin, Ivabradine, Diuretics
Fluid Restrictions, Sodium Restrictions
Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Strategies: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Implantable Defibrillators, CardioMEMs
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Considerations in HFpEF
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Treatment Strategies

Session 4 Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Admission Considerations
Clinical Presentations: Warm/Wet, Cold/Dry, Cold/Wet
Pulmonary Artery Catheter
Treatment Strategies Based on Presentation (including RV Failure)
Temporary Ventricular Assist Devices
Discharge Decision Making

Session 5 Stage D Advanced Heart Failure

Defining Advanced Heart Failure
Prognostic Models
Decision Making: Palliative vs. Hospice Care
Advanced Treatment Strategies: Home Inotropic Therapy, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiac Transplant     

Session 6 Patient Education and Professional Issues in Heart Failure

Education: Self-Care Management Strategies, Barriers, Medications, Daily weights/self-assessment, Response to symptoms, Diet and Nutrition, Sodium and Fluids, Activity
Care Giver Burden
Readmissions
Quality Improvement
Professional / Ethical Issues

Session 7 Co-Morbid Conditions Impacting the Patient with Heart Failure

Obesity
Anemia
Atrial Fibrillation
Depression
Valvular Heart Disease: Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation
Cardiorenal Syndrome, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury
COPD
Hypertension
Sleep Disorder Breathing

Session 8 Cardiomyopathies Resulting in Heart Failure

Restrictive Cardiomyopathies
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Arrhythmogenic RV Dysplasia
Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Review key physiologic and assessment principles impacting the assessment and care of the heart failure patient.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of heart failure and how the body’s compensatory mechanisms contribute to progression of heart failure.
  • Contrast pathophysiology for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. 
  • Describe the NYHA classification system and the ACC/AHA stages of heart failure.
  • Recognize heart failure through physical assessment and diagnostic test results.
  • Discuss pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of all stages of heart failure based on current evidence-based guidelines.
  • Differentiate the 3 primary presentations of acute decompensated heart failure.
  • Outline treatment strategies for acute decompensated heart failure.
  • Compare treatment options in the patient with Stage D Heart Failure.
  • Review patient education and self-care management strategies for heart failure patients.
  • Consider implementation strategies to improve the coordination of the delivery of comprehensive heart failure care.
  • Describe different cardiomyopathies that can lead to the development of heart failure.
  • Recognize the impact of comorbid conditions on the development and continued impact of heart failure.

Continuing Education: 
14.75  hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program and this includes 2.0 pharmacology hours.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Bring this program to your hospital.  Contact CNEA at info@cardionursing.com

Purchase price is $177.00.   

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12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Essential Skills for Clinical Practice

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12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Essential Skills for Clinical Practice

Presented by: Carol Jacobson 

Course Description: 
This class is an introduction to 12-Lead ECG interpretation for acute and critical care nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, monitor technicians, and physicians who are responsible for assessing and monitoring cardiac patients in critical care units, telemetry units, emergency departments, and outpatient service areas. Content includes anatomy of a 12 Lead ECG; how leads record electrical activity traveling through the heart; normal and abnormal ECG waveforms and intervals; an easy way to determine the QRS axis and its clinical implications; recognition of right and left bundle branch blocks; ECG recognition, clinical significance, and common complications of anterior, inferior, posterior, lateral, and right ventricular infarction; and identification of myocardial ischemia, unstable angina, and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. Clinical examples and practice ECGs are used to reinforce learning.

Custumer Review:  "I loved this course.  The presenter was articulate and clearly an expert. I have been around ECG's for years but had little understanding of them.  I feel leaps and bounds more confident that I understand what I'm seeing now.  It was easy to remember  the content."

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify a normal ECG

  2. Determine the QRS axis from the 12 lead ECG

  3. State which leads face each surface of the heart.

  4. Recognize right and left bundle branch block on the 12 lead ECG

  5. Recognize the presence of anterior, posterior, inferior, lateral, or right ventricular ST elevation myocardial infarction on the 12 lead ECG

  6. Identify signs of myocardial ischemia and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome on the 12 lead ECG.

  7. Describe how to obtain additional leads to evaluate for right ventricular and posterior wall MI.

Continuing Education: 
6.0
hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714. 

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12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Skills for Advanced Practice

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12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Skills for Advanced Practice 

Presented by: 
Carol Jacobson

Course Description: 
This class goes beyond your basic 12 lead ECG interpretation class and takes your ECG interpretation skills to a higher level. More advanced content includes recognition of fascicular blocks, bifascicular blocks, and trifascicular blocks and the potential dangers associated with them; ECG signs of atrial and ventricular chamber enlargement; ECG effects of drugs and electrolyte disorders, especially hypo and hyperkalemia, hypo and hypercalcemia; and myocardial infarction mimics, such as left bundle branch block, ventricular paced rhythms, pericarditis, early repolarization, acute cor pulmonale, and Brugada Syndrome. Practice tracings are used to present content and allow interactive participation of learners.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Recognize signs of left anterior fascicular block, left posterior fascicular block, bifascicular blocks, and trifascicular blocks on the 12 lead ECG.

2. Differentiate between right and left atrial enlargement, and right and left ventricular hypertrophy.

3. Recognize ECG changes that could indicate drug effect or electrolyte imbalances.

4. Differentiate ECG changes due to myocardial injury and infarction from conditions that can mimic injury and infarction, such as left bundle branch block, ventricular paced rythm, pericarditis, early repolarization, acute cor pulmonale, and Brugada Syndrome.

Continuing Education:
5.0 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Basic Interpretation: Training Course

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Basic Interpretation: Training Course​

Presented by: Carol Jacobson

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Course Description: 
This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to interpret cardiac arrhythmias in any setting and is appropriate for nurses, monitor technicians, EMS personel, and medical students. Content includes: principles of cardiac anatomy and physiology related to the origin and electrical activation of the heart during normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms, an organized 5-step approach to rhythm interpretation, descriptions of each cardiac rhythm with examples and practice strips to reinforce learning, practice sessions and homework related to each topic area. Pharmacologic and electrical therapy is included for rhythms requiring treatment. The emphasis in this course is on rhythm strip interpretation and appropriate treatment for life-threatening arrhythmias.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Name the parts of the cardiac conduction system and state the function of each.

  2. Describe the origin of the electrical impulse and activation sequence through the heart for rhythms originating in the sinus node, atria, AV junction, and ventricles.

  3. Identify the following arrhythmias from rhythm strips:

a. Sinus rhythms: normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, sinus pause/arrest, sick sinus syndrome)

b. Atrial rhythms: PACs (premature atrial complexes), WAP (wandering atrial pacemaker), MAT (multifocal atrial tachycardia), AT (atrial tachycardia), atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, narrow-complex SVT (supraventricular tachycardia)

c. Junctional rhythms: PJCs (premature junctional complexes), junctional rhythm, accelerated junctional rhythm, junctional tachycardia, junctional escape beats

d. Ventricular rhythms: PVCs (premature ventricular complexes), idioventricular rhythm, accelerated idioventricular rhythm, VT (ventricular tachycardia), VF (ventricular fibrillation), ventricular escape beats, ventricular asystole

e. AV (atrioventricular) blocks: first-degree AV block, second-degree AV block (Type I and Type II), high grade AV block, third-degree (complete) AV block

  1. Identify right bundle branch block (RBBB) and left bundle branch block (LBBB)

  2. Identify normal single chamber ventricular pacing and dual chamber pacing from selected rhythm strips.

  3. Evaluate atrial and ventricular pacemaker capture and sensing from selected rhythm strips.

  4. State appropriate pharmacological and/or electrical therapy for:

a. Symptomatic bradycardia

b. Stable and unstable SVT

c. Stable and unstable VT (monomorphic and polymorphic)

d. VF

e. Asystole

Continuing Education: 
14.50  hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

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Cardiac Rhythm Management Beyond the Basics

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Cardiac Rhythm Management: Beyond the Basics

Presented by: Karen Marzlin 

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Course Description: 
This 1-day course is Session 2 of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (IOCE) and is included in the purchase of the IOCE 8-session program.  Excellence in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management maybe purchased here as a stand-alone program. 

This course takes you beyond the basics in arrhythmia recognition and management.  The course is appropriate for advanced practice nurses, nurses, and monitor technicians who want to expand their current knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias in adult patients beyond the basics.  Prerequisite knowledge:  Basic understanding of cardiac conduction and basic arrhythmia interpretation.  (P waves, QRS complexes, normal intervals). See detailed outline below for course content.

Course Content:

  • Bradycardias and Heart Blocks – Recognition Clues and Treatment Strategies
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Narrow Complex SVT     
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias
  • Prolonged QT (Congenital and Acquired)

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast arrhythmias of conduction abnormality with arrhythmias of abnormal impulse initiation.
  • Discuss the physiologic mechanism of AV blocks.
  • Review primary treatment strategies in atrial fibrillation.
  • Differentiate VT from SVT with aberrancy utilizing morphological clues on the ECG.
  • Review the action potential as it relates to the effect of antiarrhythmic medications

Continuing Education: 
7.5 hours of continuing education (contact hours) will be offered with this program, which includes 1.0 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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Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

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Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

6.5

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Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Presented by: Carol Jacobson

Course Description: 
This program is for nurses and other health care professionals in telemetry/step-down units, critical care, emergency departments, and other settings who care for patients with temporary or permanent cardiac pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). Content includes: indications for pacing, basic pacemaker operation, single and dual chamber pacemaker function, single and dual chamber pacemaker evaluation for capture and sensing, rate adaptive pacing, special features of dual chamber pacemakers, cardiac reynchronization therapy with biventricular pacing and His bundle pacing, pacing modes to reduce unnecessary right ventricular pacing, ICD function, and patient care after implantation. Content does not include pacemaker programming

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe pacing modes according the the five-letter pacemaker code system.
  2. Define the following pacing terms: capture, sensing, minimum rate, AV delay, PVARP, blanking, hysteresis, upper rate, PMT, crosstalk, safety pacing.
  3. Describe the procedure for initiating temporary transvenous or epicardial atrial and ventricular pacing.
  4. Evaluate single chamber pacemaker sensing and capture on rhythm strips.
  5. State two possible corrective actions for loss of capture and loss of sensing.
  6. Describe the four states of DDD pacemaker operation.
  7. Evaluate dual chamber pacemaker sensing and capture on rhythm strips.
  8. Discuss the use of biventricular pacing and His bundle pacing for cardiac resynchronization in heart failure patients.
  9. Describe how new pacing modes can reduce unnecessary right ventricular pacing.
  10. Describe arrhythmia detection and therapies delivered by ICDs.

Continuing Education: 
6.5 
hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Online classes are available for 12 month access.

Purchase price is $95.00.  

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Cardiovascular Pharmacology 1 Day Program

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Cardiovascular Pharmacology 1 Day Program

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Online classes are available for 12 month access.

Presented by: Cynthia Webner

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Course Description: 
This one-day cardiac pharmacology course is session 1 of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence and is included in the purchase of this 8 session program.  It is also offered as a standalone course and may be purchased here.  

Course Content: 

  • CV Pharmacology and Hemodynamics:  Medications for Myocardial Performance
  • CV Pharmacology and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • CV Pharmacology and Hypertension Management
  • CV Pharmacology and Heart Failure Management
  • CV Pharmacology and Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the physiological basis for drugs used to support hemodynamics in the acutely ill cardiac patient. 
  2. Utilize an evidence-based approach to determine the best pharmacologic treatment plan for the most common cardiovascular disorders: acute coronary syndrome and heart failure.
  3. Identify hypertension treatment strategies based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.
  4. Discuss the clinical implications of antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications.
  5. Evaluate systems and processes aimed at improvement in medication adherence.

Continuing Education:
7.5
 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714. 

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CV Pharmacology 2 Day Program

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CV Pharmacology 2 Day Program 

14.5

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Course Description:

Online classes are available for 12 month access.

Presented by: Karen Marzlin and Cynthia Webner 

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Course Description: 
This newly recorded (2019) 2-day course takes a deep dive into cardiovascular pharmacology used in the management of adult / gerontology patients in all settings of care. Content is presented from the advanced practice provider perspective while including practical application content for both the advanced practice nurse and the nurse at the point of care. Throughout the program you will be engaged with clinical examples and case studies. You will be challenged to apply new knowledge to your own practice.

Course content includes guideline recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. Key learning points include:  clinical decision making, patient safety, advocacy, pearls for prescribing, and optimal point of care practices are highlighted. Through a patient centered and physiological approach to learning, this program is designed to equip you with knowledge to take your practice to the next level. You will complete this program feeling confident and committed!

Course Content:  
Session 1

  • Impacting Cardiac Output with Pharmacologic Therapy
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes / CAD – Pharmacotherapy for Effective Short-term and Long-term Treatment
  • Hyperlipidemia: Utilizing the New Guidelines to Make Appropriate Pharmacologic Treatment Decisions
  • Diabetes in the Cardiac Patient: Managing the Multiple Pharmacologic Options to Improve Outcomes
  • Pharmacologic Approach to Tobacco Cessation
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Management – Pharmacologic Approach
  • Patient Considerations in Impacting Adherence to Medication Recommendations

Session 2

  • Antiarrhythmic Pharmacology for Atrial and Ventricular arrhythmias
  • New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS)
  • Hypertension: Approach to Achieving Guideline Defined Targets
  • Pharmacological Consideration in the CV Patient with Kidney Disease
  • Heart Failure:  The Complexities of Heart Failure Management
  • Diuretics
  • Medication Safety / Medication Reconciliation

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Session 1

  1. Compare pharmacologic treatment options for the short term and long-term treatment of STEMI, NSTE-ACS and stable coronary artery disease.
  2. Contrast the use of fibrinolytics, anticoagulants and antiplatelet therapy in patients with CAD.
  3. Contrast the impact of various lipid lowering agents in achieving guideline recommended lipid goals.
  4. Identify strategies for lipid management in the patient experiencing statin intolerance.
  5. Examine pharmacologic treatment strategy options with oral diabetic agents in the CV patient with type II diabetes.
  6. Determine the appropriate use of SGLT inhibitors in reducing cardiovascular risk in the patient with diabetes.
  7. Evaluate medication driven treatment strategy plans for tobacco cessation.
  8. Compare pharmacotherapy options for the treatment of PAD.
  9. Develop strategies to improve patient medication adherence through an understanding of patient barriers.

Session 2

  1. Differentiate risk /benefits of antiarrhythmics medications based on Vaughan Williams classification.
  2. Contrast the pharmacologic treatment options for AF with a rate control versus a rhythm control strategy.
  3. Examine the appropriateness of the new oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in AF. 
  4. Utilizing evidence-based (EB) guidelines, develop a systematic approach to the assessment and treatment of hypertension.
  5. Integrate concepts of acute kidney injury failure and chronic kidney disease into pharmacologic treatment strategies.
  6. Discuss EB pharmacologic treatment strategies for HFrEF and HFpEF.
  7. Prioritize the use of EB medications during periods of decompensated heart failure.
  8. Outline strategies for initiation and up titration of medications in patients with heart failure.
  9. Determine practice changes that could improve patient safety with medication reconciliation.

Continuing Education:
14.5 hours of continuing education will be offered with this program.  All 14.5 hours are approved as pharmacology continuing education that meets criteria for advanced practice nurses who cares for adult patients. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

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Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (8 classes)

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Presented by: Karen Marzlin and Cynthia Webner 

Course Description: 
This 8-part course is designed to provide the cardiovascular clinician with comprehensive content to excel in the care of the cardiac patient. It is ideal as a complete curriculum for cardiovascular nurses and APRNs in a variety of clinical settings. The posttests serve as an excellent tool for validating knowledge. 

Course Content

Session 1 Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Session 2 Excellence in Cardiac Rhythm Management

Session 3 Cardiac Diagnostics Bootcamp

Session 4 All Things Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes

Session 5 Everything Heart Failure and Hypertension

Session 6 Cardiac Pathophysiology Potpourri: Valvular, Inflammatory, Myopathies, Channelopathies & Obstructive Shock

Session 7 12 Lead ECG Mastery

Session 8 The Connected Heart: Cardiopulmonary, Cardiorenal, and Cardiovascular

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology

  • Discuss the physiological basis for drugs used to support hemodynamics in the acutely ill cardiac patient.
  • Utilize an evidence-based approach to determine the best pharmacologic treatment plan for the most common cardiovascular disorders: acute coronary syndrome and heart failure.
  • Identify hypertension treatment strategies based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.
  • Discuss the clinical implications of antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications.
  • Evaluate systems and processes aimed at improvement in medication adherence.

Excellence in Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation

  • Compare and contrast arrhythmias of conduction abnormality with arrhythmias of abnormal impulse initiation.
  • Discuss the physiologic mechanism of AV blocks.
  • Review primary treatment strategies in atrial fibrillation.
  • Differentiate VT from SVT with aberrancy utilizing morphological clues on the ECG.
  • Review the action potential as it relates to the effect of antiarrhythmic medications.

Cardiac Diagnostics Boot Camp

  • Apply physical assessment skills in the evaluation of cardiac symptoms.
  • Utilize cardiac auscultation to identify abnormal cardiac disorders.
  • Discuss ECG abnormalities identified to diagnose cardiovascular disorders.
  • Compare the diagnostic information obtained from the ECG and the echocardiogram.
  • Contrast the criteria for stress testing to the criteria for diagnostic cardiac catheterization in a patient presenting with chest pain.
  • Utilize data from pulmonary artery catheter to make clinical treatment decisions.

All Things Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • Discuss the physiological basis for coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes.
  • Review ECG findings specific to the recognition of ACS.
  • Compare and contrast treatment strategies for STEMI from treatment strategies for NonST-ACS.
  • Review antiplatelet strategies in the treatment of ACS.
  • Identify complications in the post myocardial infarction patient.

Everything Heart Failure and HTN

  • Differentiate heart failure with reduced LVEF from heart failure with preserved LVEF.
  • Describe the NYHA classification system and the ACC/AHA stages of heart failure.
  • Recognize heart failure patients through physical assessment and diagnostic results.
  • Correlate pharmacological treatment strategies with current evidence-based guidelines.
  • Identify non-pharmacological treatment strategies for heart failure with reduced and preserved LVEF.
  • Identify hypertension treatment strategies based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.

Cardiovascular Potpourri

  • Correlate the signs and symptoms of valvular heart disease with the associated hemodynamic changes.
  • Discuss evidence-based treatment strategies for valvular heart disease.
  • Identify pathophysiological changes associated with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  • Identify clinical presentation associated with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  • Discuss treatment options for the patient with restrictive, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic and Takotsubo cardiomyopathies.
  • Discusses etiology, presentation, and patient management strategies for pericarditis, endocarditis, and myocarditis.
  • Correlate clinical assessment findings with obstructive shock states.

12 Lead ECG Mastery

  •  Differentiate normal from abnormal patterns on each lead of the 12-lead ECG.
  • Determine cardiac axis using lead I and aVF.
  • Contrast the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  • Describe the 12-lead ECG features seen in atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Recognize normal variants, myocardial mimics, and ECG changes associated with, electrolytes, and medications.
  • Identify patterns of infarct, injury, and ischemia on the 12-lead.
  • Utilize morphology in Lead V1 and V6 to differentiate ventricular tachycardia from SVT with aberrant conduction.

The Connected Heart

  • Differentiate ventilation from perfusion deficits in the pulmonary circuit.
  • Differentiate metabolic from respiratory disorders utilizing blood gas data.
  • Identify pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure.
  • Describe the five types of cardiorenal syndrome.
  • Review key features of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.
  • Discuss treatment strategies for acute kidney injury.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of acute limb ischemia

60.0  hours of continuing education (contact hours) will be offered with this program, which includes 10.5 hour of pharmacology CEs.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

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