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Care of Patients With Chronic Stable Angina

NPWT Case Simulations in Persistent Angina: Collaborative Approach for Assessment and Management- Despite recently published, evidence-based guideline recommendations, gaps persist in the care of patients with chronic stable angina. In this interactive case-based simulation, participants will navigate through the assessment, treatment, and management of angina in both first-line and refractory settings. Individualized considerations and collaborative decision-making for patients with persistent angina and those with cormorbidities will also be explored. Differentiate the assessment, treatment, and management needs for women and men with CSA. Apply validated disease and symptom assessment tools to guide treatment and management decisions for patients with CSA and comorbidities including type 2 diabetes. Assess relevant evidence and guidelines to inform effective decisions about antianginal therapies for patients newly diagnosed with CSA and for patients with angina symptoms despite the use of first-line therapy.

1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 8/31/17


The DASH Diet

dash Describing the DASH Diet- Define the JNC-8 guidelines for lifestyle management of hypertension. Describe the research implications of DASH Diet and the potential impact on hypertension Assess the amount of dietary sodium consumed. Analyze the underlying reasons for a high sodium American diet. Identify the impacts of the DASH Diet that lead to sodium reduction and improved cardiovascular health. Determine how to help patients improve health through lifestyle change.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 10/11/17

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6.0 Free CEUs- Pandemics: Preparedness and Community Response

NPWT Preparedness Community Response to Pandemics- Describe the historical context of influenza. Describe what a pandemic is and how they occur (antigenic shift and drift). Outline the epidemiology of influenza. Explain surveillance activities related to influenza. Recognize the clinical features of influenza. Identify control measures to be taken prior/during a pandemic of influenza. Identify response efforts and partners to a pandemic (both locally and globally). Describe the unique characteristics of a virus. Explain how a pandemic unfolds (pandemic phases and periods).

6.0 Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 7/2017


5.5 Free CEUs- Cardiovascular Program Series

5.5 Free CEUs Total- Take One or All 5!

Course 1- Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Tests- Assess findings of valvular disease and ventricular septal defects. Assess findings of fluid changes within the heart. Complete a pertinent cardiovascular patient history. Describe blood tests that are essential to the cardiovascular assessment. Compare the noninvasive tests used to evaluate for cardiovascular dysfunction. Discuss invasive cardiovascular tests and interventions. Course 2- Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure- Identify signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Identify diagnostic criteria for unstable angina, STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), and NSTEMI (Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction). Discuss ECG findings while comparing and contrasting ST segment differences in unstable angina, STEMI, and NSTEMI. Discuss the evidence-based practice medical/nursing management for care of the acute coronary syndrome patient. Discuss the potential complications of acute myocardial infarction. Differentiate left and right ventricular failure, as well as medical management of each. Discuss hemodynamic principles in the following patient populations: cardiogenic shock secondary to left ventricular failure, right ventricular infarction, papillary muscle rupture, acute ventricular septal defect, pulmonary emboli, and hypovolemic shock.  Course 3- Heart Disease and Injury- Identify coronary revascularization procedures, including less invasive approaches. Discuss risk factors for aneurysm formation, differentiate between the types of aneurysms and locations, and the treatment options available. Identify the various cardiac structures disorders and complications that may occur. Explain the use of a temporary pacemaker and the indications for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Course 4- Case Studies and Medication-Describe procedures and diagnostic tests used in the cardiovascular arena. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular disease. Describe common treatments and possible complications associated with cardiovascular care, including post-op complications. Identify risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. Course 5- Anatomy & Physiology and Hemodynamics- Describe the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Analyze the relationship between autonomic nervous system response and cardiovascular function. List the factors that affect cardiac output and explain its impact on body perfusion. Describe the impact of medications on the autonomic nervous system.

5.5 Free CEUs for Nurses

Free until 10/1/16


Blood Clots- What Every Nurse Should Know About DVT and PE

NPWT Stop the Clot® – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know- Explain three signs and symptoms of clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Describe three factors that increase the risk of developing a blood clot in the form of a DVT and/or PE. Describe three management considerations for the use of anticoagulant medications. Explain three signs and symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome that providers should include in patient education plans for blood clot survivors. Explain two facts about pulmonary hypertension and its relationship to DVT. Describe three appropriate treatment/management options to prevent clot re-currence and secondary complication.

2.4  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 10/20/18


MDRO: An Ongoing Global Healthcare Challenge

NPWT Multidrug Resistant Bacteria An Ongoing Global Healthcare Challenge- Multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria represent an ongoing global healthcare challenge, with changing epidemiology and resistance patterns resulting in increased morbidity and mortality rates among hospitalized patents. This activity will review the impact of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing bacteria and present comparative data on current and emerging therapies to develop strategies for initial therapy and optimal outcomes. Strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy for improved outcomes will be provided. Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens. Summarize the salient features and critical differences amongst available antibiotics and those in development for use against multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria. Describe strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy to ensure effectiveness of antibiotics and reduce the development of resistance. Discuss the interventions with the potential to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics and improve outcomes in patients with resistant bacterial infections.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 6/30/17

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