2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium: General Sessions

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Health Equity, Heart Failure, Lifestyle and Behavior Change, Risk Assessment and Management, Stroke, Technology and CV Health
Member Cost: $35Non-member Cost: $75
Credits: 9.25 CE contact hours, 1.5 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

Clinical management of chronic cardiovascular disease is a key component of the work of nurses in cardiology and primary care settings. This annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium continuing education program was designed to meet the clinical practice and recertification needs of these clinicians.

This 2021 curriculum includes a comprehensive approach to treatment and management of patients with cardiovascular disease, including:

Recorded Sessions

  • Optimizing LDL-C Management in Patients with Recent MI: A focus on Multidisciplinary Care Team Approach (Non-CE
  • CVD Prevention and Management: Top 5 Trials of 2020/202
  • COVID-19 and CVD: What Have We Learned
  • Parental Ideal Heart Health Reduces Offspring’s Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Over the Life-Course (2021 Winner, Abstracts Review Process – Original Research
  • Clinical Application of a Solution Set of Clinical Decision Support Tools at the Point of Care Significantly Improves Quality of Care in Hyperlipidemia Patients: Interim Results from the Statewide Florida Cardiovascular Quality Network (2021 Winner, Abstracts Review Process – Innovative Project
  • Telehealth and Virtual Patient Care: Best Practice
  • The Challenge of CVD Risk Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Minoritie
  • Treating Heart Failure in 2021: New Discoveries, New Data – Time to Change the Paradig
  • Managing Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Invasive vs. Conservative Approac
  • Can Stenting Prevent MI in Stable CHD
  • Case Study: Lifestyle, Medication, and Intervention to Manage Stable CH
  • Best Practices in Stroke Prevention: Risk Factor Management or Surgery
  • Substance Abuse and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fearless Soul: The Call to Nursing and the Courage to Stay

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Learning Objectives

  • CVD Prevention and Management: Top 5 Trials of 2020/2021
    • Review recent clinical trials and their impact on the prevention and management of CVD.
    • Discuss the clinical application of new evidence and anticipated impact on patient outcomes.
    • Explain the nurse's role in the translation of recent research findings to the care of patients.
  • COVID-19 and CVD: What Have We Learned?
    • Review the Global Impact of COVID-19.
    • Describe the risk factors and impact of COVID-19 on persons with CVD and current treatments available.
    • Discuss the health care disparities highlighted during the recent COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • Explain the impact that COVID-19 has had on healthcare systems and the role of nursing in healthcare.
  • Telehealth and Virtual Patient Care: Best Practices
    • Review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on telehealth and virtual patient care
    • Describe the technology platforms commonly used in delivering telehealth visits
    • Discuss regulatory and reimbursement guidelines for providing telehealth visits
    • Share process and outcome data related to virtual visits
  • The Challenge of CVD Risk Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
    • Describe the healthcare disparities in risk factor prevalence, co-morbid disease states, and CVD outcomes in the United States
    • Explain the genomic variations and the impact of the environment on CVD
    • Review successful strategies to close the gap in healthcare disparities among racial and ethnic minorities
  • Treating Heart Failure in 2021: New Discoveries, New Data - Time to Change the Paradigm
    • Review the new universal definition of heart failure.
    • Review the new stages of heart failure.
    • Understand the best insight regarding the prevention of heart failure.
    • Discuss contemporary and emerging therapies of HFrEF, HFmrEF & HFpEF.
    • Explore the new therapeutic potential for SGLT2 inhibitors.
  • Managing Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Invasive vs. Conservative Approach
    • Describe the study design and research questions addressed by the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) Trial.
    • Review the major findings of the ISCHEMIA Trial and their clinical implications.
    • Describe the clinical application of the ISCHEMIA trial to the stable CAD population
  • Can Stenting Prevent Myocardial Infarction (MI) in stable Coronary Heart Disease  (CHD)?
    • Review current practice standards for the management of symptomatic CHD.
    • Describe FFR and its role in determining the benefit of stents in managing CHD symptoms and effectiveness in preventing MI.
  • Case Study: Lifestyle, Medication, and Intervention to Manage Stable CHD
    • Discuss and debate the merits of invasive vs non-invasive management of CHD.
    • Apply case examples to demonstrate the best approaches to the management of stable ischemic coronary disease.
  • Best Practices in Stroke Prevention: Risk Factor Management or Surgery?
    • Review the prevalence and epidemiology of stroke.
    • List the risk factors associated with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke.
    • Explain the relationship between atrial fibrillation, TIA, and stroke.
  • Substance Abuse and Cardiovascular Disease
    • Review current U.S. trends regarding vaping, energy drinks, and binge drinking.
    • Discuss the general and CV risks associated with vaping, energy drinks, and binge drinking.
    • Describe strategies for counseling patients regarding the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products, energy drinks, and alcohol use.
  • Fearless Soul: The Call to Nursing and the Courage to Stay
    • Identify sources of personal accomplishment in your work.
    • Summarize ways to use your authentic voice within the shifting paradigm of healthcare.
    • Discuss how employing the wisdom of your original calling improves patient outcomes in the current healthcare environment.

Faculty

  • Karol Watson, MD
  • Yvonne Commodore Mensah PhD, RN
  • Kelli Garber MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
  • Keith Ferdinand, MD
  • Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA MACP, HFSA
  • David Maron, MD
  • William Fearon, MD
  • Thomas Brott, MD
  • Mariann Piano, PhD, RN
  • Elizabeth Ann Robinson, PhD, RN, CNS