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The Connected Heart

Presented by: Karen Marzlin

Course Description:
This one-day course is session 8 of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence and is included in the purchase of this 8-session program. It is also offered as a standalone course and may be purchased here.

Course Content:


  • Ventilation, Perfusion and Diffusion
  • Relationship of Oxygenation to Hemoglobin
  • Oxygenation Delivery to the Tissues
  • Acid Base Balance


  • Renal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Patient Management


  • Limb Ischemia
  • Aortic Disease
  • Stroke

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate ventilation from perfusion deficits in the pulmonary circuit.
  2. Differentiate metabolic from respiratory disorders utilizing blood gas data.
  3. Identify pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure.
  4. Describe the five types of cardiorenal syndrome.
  5. Review key features of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.
  6. Discuss treatment strategies for acute kidney injury.
  7. Recognize signs and symptoms of acute limb ischemia

Continuing Education:
7.5 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Course Price:
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