This two-day course is geared to providing the new and experienced nurse, CRNA and respiratory therapist with a review of cardiopulmonary system pathophysiology along with common issues seen often in today’s environment. Also a review of heart failure, along with pulmonary hypertension, will be presented with common treatment plans. Finally, a discussion and presentation of sepsis and its effects on the heart and lungs will also be presented.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
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PhD(c), MSN/Ed., RN-BC, CCRN
Alex currently works as the system education specialist for critical care for the Texas Health Resources healthcare system and as educator for the critical care and cardiac services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is an experienced critical care nurse, having practiced at the bedside for eight years prior to moving into her role as educator. She was the first person globally to lead the implementation of the American Heart Association’s innovative Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI®) program. Her interests include best practices in resuscitation education and innovation, care of critically ill cardiology patients and basic/advanced ECG interpretation.
In her spare time, Alex is an adjunct faculty member for Western Governors University, teaching prelicensure nursing students in the simulation laboratory. She has been a presenter at multiple local, state and national conferences. She has been a reviewer for AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) modules related to pulmonary and cardiac disorders. Currently, Alex is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is interested in studying CPR quality in obese patients in cardiac arrest. She has also been honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Dallas-Fort Worth and as a winner of the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award.
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