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Southern Nevada Spring Chapter Program

May 10, 2024

12:00 pm PDT -4:30 pm PDT

Sunrise Hospital
3186 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States

Join us for a complimentary educational event this spring, where you can network with colleagues, share a meal, earn CE contact hours, and learn more about PCNA—hosted by the Southern Nevada Chapter.

PCNA members and non-members are welcome to register and attend this free event. Please share this with colleagues and friends.

Thank you to our sponsor Merck.


12:00Registration, Chapter Meeting and Lunch
12:30Addressing Risk of HF Rehospitalization With an Additional Guideline-Recommended Medication presented by Merck (non-CE)
1:30Nurse Health and Wellness (1.0 CE)
2:30Questions and Answers (0.5 CE)
3:00Endocarditis related to IVDU (1.0 CE)
4:00Questions and Answers (0.5 CE)

Presentation Topics

Endocarditis Related to IVDU (1.0 CE contact hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Cardiac anatomy, definition of endocarditis, types of endocarditis (right sided and left sided), risk factors, epidemiology (will focus more on IV drug users and Intravascular Devices).
  • Summarize pathophysiology, most common pathogens (microbiology), clinical manifestations, complications.
  • Identify radiographic findings and laboratory of infective endocarditis.
  • Explain the management of antibiotic therapy, surgical assessment, outcomes, and patient education.

Nurse Health and Well-Being (1.0 CE contact hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the physical health concerns found to be prominent in the nursing population.
  • Review the impact of burnout, current workforce issues and stress on the mental health of nurses.
  • Discuss occupational health safety including variations and methods to leverage employer wellness programs and workplace environment issues to promote healthy lifestyles and health attainment by nurse employees.
  • Explore best practices and innovation in self-care and health promotion of the nursing workforce.

Addressing Risk of HF Rehospitalization With an Additional Guideline-Recommended Medication presented by Merck (non-CE)

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the increased risk of rehospitalization for HF with additional HFH
  • Review an outcome study in high-risk patients with HFrEF