12-Lead EKG: From Start to Competent in 3 Hours!
This 12-lead EKG presentation is designed to refamiliarize nurse practitioners (NPs) with EKG basics. Upon completing this lecture, the NP will be able to name the characteristics of a normal EKG, differentiate between right and left axis deviation, and describe changes that occur with bundle branch block, chamber enlargement, and other related conditions. Other topics covered in this presentation include:
- Systematic approaches
- Anatomy of a 12-lead EKG
- EKG basics (i.e., quadrant method, normal axis, axis deviations)
- Ischemia, injury, and infarction
- 10+ EKG case studies
Radiology Review: From Novice to Expert
Most NPs have a basic understanding of x-ray interpretation, but many question the “why and how” of radiology, especially with more complicated patient films. This two-part session takes the participant from a basic understanding of the shades of black and white on an x-ray film to the ability to identify pneumonia, CHF, cardiomegaly, bowel obstruction, spine injuries, Salter Harris fractures, and much more. Within 2 ½ hours, it’s from novice to expert with radiology in acute care!
Top 25 Prescribed Drugs: What the NP Needs to Know
This CE offering covers the current top 25 prescribed pharmaceuticals in the United States. A look at these drugs offers insight into the most commonly seen pathophysiology in America. This talk examines the top pharmaceuticals by condition with overviews of each of the drugs and information on prescriptions and costs. The drugs explored range from gastrointestinal agents to those used for mental health disorders. This session also offers statistical information on common diseases, risk factors, controlled substances, and more.
This session includes information on the following:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Mental health disorder
- Pain and inflammation
- Prescriptions and costs
- Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.