Did you ever wonder why your patient with a myocardial infarction will have dyspnea?
Or, have a hard time explaining exactly how beta-blockers work?
Or, become confused about ejection fractions? Let alone, hemodynamics?
If you are like many other nurses, you may have trouble understanding some of the concepts about cardiac problems and feel intimidated when managing cardiac patients. That is why we’ve put together a very special program just for you. It’s called “Heart Smart: Cardiac Care for Nurses.”
This program will help you provide better care to all of your cardiac patients!
Heart Smart: Cardiac Care for Nurses Contains:
The Heart in Detail: A four-part audio/video series that explores the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Including:
- The Heart Revealed - The structure and function of components of the mechanical, endocrine and electrical systems of the heart.
- It is a Pump, But Also So Much More Explore - The hemodynamic mechanisms that make the heart respond to differing physical conditions.
- Common Cardiac Conditions: How and Why They Upset the Balance - Find out what is really going on during acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, and arrhythmias.
- Less Common Cardiac Disorders: What Makes Them Tick? - Discover the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind less common cardiac disorders such as pericarditis, valvular disease, and cardiomyopathy.
Understand Hemodynamics Today
If you think that hemodynamics is just for the ICU, think again! In order for you to fully assess a patient's response to treatments or medications, you must have an understanding of hemodynamics. "Understand Hemodynamics Today!" will give you the confidence to effectively manage the components of hemodynamics.
How to Manage Shock
Typical shock management involves support with IV fluids and vasopressors. The goal is to increase the patient's B/P to an acceptable level. The problem with this strategy is that it is short-sighted and doesn't correct the underlying problem. Learn better ways to manage shock using the “Ventilation/Perfusion” train.
You will feel more comfortable managing all of your patients with the secrets revealed in “Cardiovascular Assessment.” You will learn how to identify early signs of cardiac dysfunction, how to assess vital signs for hemodynamic changes, and how to interpret jugular venous distention and abnormal heart sounds.
Learn to manage cardiac emergencies by thinking like an ED nurse would during times of crisis, focusing on helping you prevent, detect and rapidly respond to cardiac crisis in all of your patients. Cover non-invasive methods of evaluating your patient's cardiac status, and receive practical advice on monitoring your patient and intervening promptly.
Mending the Broken Heart
Learn to confidently interpret cardiac diagnostic tests, correlate changes in vital signs with clinical assessment, and recognize clinical signs of cardiovascular compromise.
Questions & Answers about Pacemakers and AICDs
You can feel confident taking care of patients with pacemakers & AICDs. In Questions & Answers about Pacemakers & AICDs, emphasis is placed on learning about how to manage these devices and practical solutions to common problems encountered with them.
In Heart Smart: Cardiac Care for Nurses, you will get:
The Heart in Detail Three-Hour Multiple-Format CDs with PDF Workbook:
1. The Heart Revealed
2. It is a Pump, But Also So Much More
3. Common Cardiac Conditions: How and Why They Upset the Balance
4. Less Common Cardiac Disorders: What Makes Them Tick?
Six One-Hour Audio CDs with PDF Workbook:
- Understand Hemodynamics Today
- How to Manage Shock
- Cardiovascular Assessment
- Cardiac Emergencies
- Mending the Broken Heart
- Questions and Answers about Pacemakers and AICDs
*The Heart in Detail CD set includes files in three formats. Listen to the CDs on your CD player, load the audio files onto your MP3 player, or pop them into your computer to watch the audio/visual slide presentation.
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