The Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence

For online registration, please visit our Registration Forms: Individual Registration or Group Registration

For mail-in registration, please download and print our Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence Brochure.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should NOT register at a hospital. Their secure firewalls may prevent your from reaching PayPal to finalize your registration. Any registration that has NOT been paid is invalid. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence Educational Series

Presented by
Karen M. Marzlin DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia L. Webner DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

To learn more about Karen and Cynthia, please visit Who We Are

Our mission is to provide you with the most comprehensive set of educational programs that will help you take your nursing practice in the care of the cardiovascular patient to the next level. Nurses at the point of care, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants can all benefit from this program.

We teach and write in a style that promotes understanding rather than memorization. We believe that understanding is the key to critical thinking and clinical decision making. We have a passion for the difference your care and decisions make in the lives of patients and their families. We teach knowledge and skills that will equip you to take your practice to the next level and impact the outcomes of the patients you care for. We each have a commitment to lifelong learning and we specialize in communicating complex concepts in a clear and meaningful way. We combine humor, energy, and creative teaching strategies to make our courses a memorable learning experience.

Your professional spirit will be renewed as you learn, and you will be prepared to translate your new knowledge into impactful practice change.

Join us for one, two or even all eight days of learning and renewal. All programs will be videotaped when the program occurs. If you are unable to attend all eight sessions but would like to have access to all of them you can order the video taped program.

For full registration information, please download our brochure.

 

Class Times: 8:00am-4:30pm

Class Location:

Tri-C Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Hts., OH 44128
Phone: 216-987-2800

Class Schedule:

Class outlines below are general outlines.  Be assured all classes will be comprehensive.

 

January 25, 2018   Comprehensive Cardiovascular Pharmacology

  • CV Pharmacology and Hemodynamics:  Medications for Myocardial Performance
  • CV Pharmacology and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • CV Pharmacology and Hypertension Management
  • CV Pharmacology and Heart Failure Management
  • CV Pharmacology and the Electrical System:  Antiarrhythmic Pharmacology

 

January 26, 2018 Excellence in Cardiac Rhythm Management

  • Bradycardias and Blocks
  • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Acute Treatment vs Chronic Treatment
    • Rate Control Strategies
    • Rhythm Control Strategies
    • Prevention of Stroke
  • Narrow Complex Tachyarrhythmias
    • AV Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
    • AV Reentrant Tachycardias
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias
    • Differentiating Ectopy from Aberrancy
  • Prolonged QT

 

Feb 22, 2018 Cardiac Diagnostics Bootcamp

  • Cardiovascular Assessment Essentials
  • Echocardiography
  • Chest X-ray Interpretation
  • Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
    • Lab Work
    • ASCVD Risk Calculator for Atherosclerotic Event Prediction
    • Assessment of Risk in NonSTEMI
    • The Stress Test
    • CTA – Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram
    • Cardiac Catheterization
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • Outpatient Monitors
  • Anemia Assessment
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Assessment
  • Heart Failure
    • Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function – Does Method Matter?
      • Echocardiography vs Nuclear Scanning
    • Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
    • Assessment of Right Ventricular Function
    • Assessment of Pulmonary Artery Pressure
    • Options in Heart Failure to Complement Pharmacological Treatments
    • Implantable Defibrillators to Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – More than a Pacemaker
    • Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Acute and Durable Options
    • Device Evaluation

 

Feb 23, 2018 All Things Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • Pathophysiology of CAD / ACS
  • Signs and Symptoms of CAD
  • Diagnosis of CAD /ACS
  • Management of Stable Ischemic CAD
    • Pharmacological vs nonpharmacological
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome –Identification and Treatment
    • ECG Identification
      • Posterior STEMI
      • Identification in the presence of Bundle Branch Block
    • Biomarkers
    • STEMI – Identification / Management / Complications
    • NSTE-ACS (NonSTEMI / Unstable Angina) – Identification / Management / Complications
  • Long Term Management of ACS
    • Medications
    • Risk Factor Modification
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation

 

March 22, 2018 Everything Heart Failure and Hypertension

  • Heart Failure
    • Staging and Functional Class
    • Pathophysiology of HFrEF and HFpEf
    • Guideline Directed Medical Therapy
    • Device utilization in Heart Failure
    • Additional Non-Pharmacological Treatment Considerations
    • Acute Decompensation
    • Advanced Heart Failure
    • Co-Morbid Conditions in Heart Failure
    • Heart Failure Education and Self Care
    • Disease State Management
  • Hypertension
    • Classification of Blood Pressure
    • Measurement of Blood Pressure
    • Evaluation for Cause
    • Non pharmacologic treatment strategies
    • General Pharmacologic Treatment Strategies
    • Pharmacologic Treatment Strategies in Special Populations
    • Resistant Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Crisis
    • Education to improve treatment and blood pressure control

 

March 23, 2018 Cardiac Pathophysiology Potpourri:  Valvular, Inflammatory, Myopathies, Channelopathies & Obstructive Shock

  • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Inflammatory Heart Disorders
    • Pericarditis
    • Pericardial Effusion
    • Constrictive Pericarditis
    • Myocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathies
    • Dilated Cardiomyopathies
    • Restrictive Cardiomyopathies
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy
    • Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Ion Channelopathies
    • Congenital Long QT Syndromes
    • Bragada Disease
  • Obstructive Shock States
    • Cardiac Tamponade
    • Tension Pneumothorax
    • Pulmonary Embolus
    • Aortic Dissection

 

April 26, 2018 12 Lead ECG Mastery

  • Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation – Starting with Normal
  • Identifying and Understanding Cardiac Axis
  • Conduction Abnormalities: Identifying Bundle Branch Blocks
  • Ventricular and Atrial Hypertrophies
  • Patterns of Myocardial Injury and Ischemia
  • Myocardial Infarction Mimics
  • Wide Complex Tachycardia: Ectopy versus Aberrancy

 

April 27, 2018 The Connected Heart: Cardiopulmonary, Cardiorenal, and Cardiovascular

  • Cardiopulmonary
    • Ventilation, Perfusion and Diffusion
    • Relationship of Oxygenation to Hemoglobin
    • Oxygenation Delivery to the Tissues
    • Oxygen and Ventilator Therapy
  • Cardiorenal
    • Regulation of Fluid Balance
    • Renal Anatomy and Physiology
    • Diagnostic Parameters for Kidney Function
    • Acute Kidney Injury
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Renal Replacement Therapies
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Cardiovascular
    • Stroke
    • PAD
    • PVD

 

For online registration, please visit our Registration Forms: Individual Registration or Group Registration

For mail-in registration, please download and print our Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence Brochure.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should NOT register at a hospital. Their secure firewalls may prevent your from reaching PayPal to finalize your registration. Any registration that has NOT been paid is invalid. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.