This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure, acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation. Clinically useful tips on noninvasive assessment techniques and 12-Lead ECG interpretation can be applied in any clinical setting where cardiac patients receive care. Evidence-based practice standards for bedside cardiac monitoring for arrhythmia identification, ST-segment monitoring and QT interval monitoring provide a foundation for the delivery of high quality patient care in any monitored setting. Take your knowledge of cardiovascular patient care to a higher level and improve outcomes for your patients.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
MS, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Kristine serves as a cardiac clinical nurse specialist at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, WI, and has over 35 years of experience in critical care nursing as a staff nurse, preceptor, manager, educator and clinical nurse specialist. Kristine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is a past national president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and continues to be involved with AACN on a local and national level. Kristine has presented locally, regionally and nationally on a variety of critical care and cardiac topics and has many publications under her name. She is known for making complex concepts easy to understand. Kristine is a certified facilitator for the Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring, a relationship-based care workshop. Kristine’s passions include making clear the critical difference nurses make in patient outcomes and celebrating the value that nurses bring to patient care. Kristine is a member of AACN, Sigma Theta Tau, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Heart Association.