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All Things Cardiac Conference: Day One: Cardiac Nursing Essentials

DAY ONE: CARDIAC NURSING ESSENTIALS **To purchase BOTH days of the All Things Cardiac Conference, please click on the Bundle option above.** Cardiac patients can present stable, unstable, or having life-threatening symptoms. Early differentiation is an essential step to establish diagnoses and begin appropriate treatment. Physical assessment skills, understanding the cardiac monitor and being able to quickly interpret the EKG are imperative to rule out life-threatening scenarios. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills and knowledge you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 20 years of cardiac and critical care experience, Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, will teach you the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating patients with cardiac problems. Through interactive discussion and hands-on learning, you will have the opportunity to enhance your assessment skills, improve your ability to interpret the EKG, analyze cardiac care case scenarios and explore the latest in treatment techniques. You will leave with a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in cardiac care.
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Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 11, 2016

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DAY ONE: CARDIAC NURSING ESSENTIALS

**To purchase BOTH days of the All Things Cardiac Conference, please click on the Bundle option above.**

Cardiac patients can present stable, unstable, or having life-threatening symptoms. Early differentiation is an essential step to establish diagnoses and begin appropriate treatment. Physical assessment skills, understanding the cardiac monitor and being able to quickly interpret the EKG are imperative to rule out life-threatening scenarios. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills and knowledge you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 20 years of cardiac and critical care experience, Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, will teach you the latest evidence-based approaches to evaluating and treating patients with cardiac problems. Through interactive discussion and hands-on learning, you will have the opportunity to enhance your assessment skills, improve your ability to interpret the EKG, analyze cardiac care case scenarios and explore the latest in treatment techniques. You will leave with a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in cardiac care.

 

Handouts

Outline

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

  • Neck Vein Evaluation
  • What does the Blood Pressure Really Mean?
  • Don’t Miss a Beat Interpreting Heart Sounds
  • Significant Murmurs

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet: Know Your Alphabet

  • ACEI
  • ARBs
  • Aldosterone Blockers
  • Anti-Platelets
  • New Anticoagulants
  • Beta Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Digoxin
  • Pressor Agents
  • Manipulating the Cardiac Output Equation

Essentials of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

  • Location, Location, Location!
    • Anatomy of a 12-Lead
  • Utilizing a Systematic Approach
  • Normal vs. Abnormal
    • P Waves
    • QRS
    • T Waves
    • ST Segment
  • Clues to Determining Right & Left Bundle Branch Blocks
  • Determining QRS Axis & Deviation
  • R-Wave Progression

Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues from the 12-Lead

  • 5-Step Method for Finding Myocardial Ischemia & Injury
  • Spectrum of Coronary Artery Ischemia
  • STEMI and NSTEMI - What’s the Difference

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Diagnosis & Current Management Guidelines

  • Cardiac Labs
  • EKG Identification of Infarct Location
  • Management Guidelines: Identifying the Differences
    • STEMI
    • NSTEMI

 

Faculty

All Things Cardiac Conference: Day One: Cardiac Nursing Essentials

Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC Related seminars and products: 48

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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.