- Continuing Education & Life Support
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Program Description and Target Audience: This conference is designed for RNs caring for adult patients with cardiac disease. The activity will focus on recognition and care for patients with acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.
At the end of this activity, the participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate chest pain assessment and treatment modalities for STEMI and nonSTEMI according to
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
2. Identify the various stress tests and appropriate patient prep for each.
3. Describe the actions and side effects of cardiac medications.
4. Compare various cath lab procedures, describing patient selection, pre and post procedure care, and
5. Discuss surgical interventions for coronary artery occlusions.
6. Describe manifestations of congestive heart failure.
LaDonna Smith, RN, Cath Lab, CoxHealth, Springfield, MO
Diane McClaskey, RPh, BCPS, Pharmacy, CoxHealth Springfield, MO
Richard Lynge, RN, SICU, CoxHealth, Springfield, MO
Amber Obert, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, CoxHealth Springfield, MO
We reserve the right to substitute faculty.
8:00-10:00 Assessing and Treating Chest Pain
10:15-10:45 Stress Tests
10:45-11:45 Cardiac Medications
11:45-12:45 Lunch (on your own)
12:45-1:45 Cath Lab Procedures and Interventions
2:00-3:15 Surgical Interventions for the Cardiac Patient
3:15-4:15 Heart Failure
4:15-4:30 Questions and Answers
4:30 Evaluation / Statements of Credit / Adjourn
Course Length: 8 hours
Certification Length: None.
Includes: Student materials.
Location: Hulston Cancer Center, 4th Floor, Magnolia Room.
CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
7.0 Contact Hours
Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.
Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.
Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.
No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.
All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.
We reserve the right to substitute educators.
Fees subject to change at any time.