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The Cardiovascular Services 2015 Symposium will provide education on anatomical, pathophysiologic, and therapeutic aspects of cardiovascular disease. Specific case presentations will discuss: Radial access, Indications for device therapy, Heart failure, Atrial Fib, Loop therapy, Anticoagulation, and Ablation.

Target audience includes:  Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, nurses, surgical scrub techs, echo sonographers, radiology technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pre-hospital, hospital chaplains, and all others working with the cardiovascular patient population.

For questions, please contact Lisa Boyer at 417-269-4124, or lisa.boyer@coxcollege.edu

Americans with Disabilities Act:  If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Please Note:  CoxHealth and all of its facilities and grounds are tobacco free.

Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

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11:00 – 11:55 a.m. Registration/Lunch (provided)
11:55 — 12:00 p.m. Welcome – James Ceaser, MD
Physician Moderator
                           Case 1
12:00 – 1230 p.m. Pre-hospital cardiac arrest
Shannon Woods, MD
12:30- 1:00 ER-What’s next
Tom Trent, D.O.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Radial Access/Stemi (EP)
Nirin Arunakul, MD
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Indications for device therapy
Steven Rowe, MD
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Heart Failure
Steven Rowe, MD
                           Case 2
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Atrial Fib
Danny Penick,
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Implantable Loop Recorder
Steven Rowe, MD
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Anti-Coagulation
Richard Jung
4:30-5:00 p.m. Questions & Answers


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand signs & symptoms of early treatment for chest pain to ensure minimal cardiac damage (Woods)
• Identify regional plan for STEMI care & algorithms for analytic care and referral to Percutaneous coronary intervention care (Trent)
• Recognition of STEMI/Acute MI(Arunakul)
• Identify new approach to cardiac intervention(Arunakul)
• Describe indications for device therapy(Rowe)
• Understand appropriate use of external wearable defibrillator(Rowe)
• Describe the incidence and prevalence of heart failure(Rowe)
• List the common etiologies of heart failure
• Define the compensatory mechanisms that occur due to heart failure(Rowe)
• Identify current assessment and treatment modalities for heart failure patients(Rowe)
• Discuss the background of Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), including incidence and epidemiology(Penick)
• Assess studies that examine different management strategies for this disease(Penick)
• Describe pertinent information for medications that are used to treat A-Fib and how that information is important for those managing care at the patient’s bedside(Penick)
• Describe indications & benefits of emerging technology of rhythm diagnostics(Rowe)
• Describe anticoagulation history regardless of INR(Jung)
• Compare diagnostic treatment & medications for anticoagulation therapy (Jung)

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CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

4.0 Contact Hours

CoxHealth Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS.  This activity has been approved for  4.0 contact hours.  The Training Center number is 07710C.

This program has been approved by CoxHealth Cardiovascular Services for 4.0 cardiac contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list  4.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.  Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of  “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

This program has been approved by CoxHealth Stroke Center for _____stroke contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

For questions regarding education credit please contact Lisa Boyer, RN, BSN, at lisa.boyer@coxcollege.edu.

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 be able to print their statements of credit in HealthStream within a week of the program when all requirements for credit have been met.  Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course 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 and turn in a completed evaluation form and a verification of attendance form at the end of the program.

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James Ceasar, MD
Medical Director & Physician Planner
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Nirin Arunakul, MD
Medical Director
Cox Branson

Steven Rowe, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Tom Trent, D.O.
Attending Emergency Medicine
Cox Monett

Danny Penick, MD, F.A.C.C.
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Richard Jung, MD
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Shannon L. Woods, MD
Sports Medicine
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic


Disclosures and Financial Affiliation Information:
Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.  The following speakers have indicated they do not have any financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies that may be discussed during this activity:  Speakers:  James Ceaser, MD; Steven Rowe, MD; Richard Jung, MD; Danny Penick, MD;  Nirin Arunakul, MD; Tom Trent, DO; &  Shannon Woods, MD; 

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.  Presenters are responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions.  No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity.

No off label medication or devices will be discussed.

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Planning committee:  James Ceaser, MD; Becky Watts, RN, Leah Cook, RN, Jim Waring, BA; Chris Schulze, RN, Kathryn Hanzlick, RN.

Lisa Boyer, RN, BSN has indicated she is a stockholder, however her conflicts have been reviewed by the committee and Ms. Boyer’s stocks will have no conflict on this conference She has indicated that she DOES NOT intend to discuss any uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices not approved by the FDA. There was no conflict identified that would exclude her from the planning process.

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For questions:

Contact Jim Waring, NMTLB, BA at Jim.Waring@coxhealth.com.

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