120 minutes including a Q&A
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing
At the end of the session participants will be able to:
• Discuss relevant hemodynamics concepts in the context of cardiac inflammatory disease including a review of relevant cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
• Discuss how patients with cardiac inflammatory diseases present and what their physical assessment reveals.
• Identify the potential causes of cardiac inflammatory diseases.
• Identify how cardiac inflammatory diseases are diagnosed
• Discuss the current therapies and treatments for cardiac inflammatory disease focusing on management in the acute care acute care setting and the stabilization of patients.
Cardiac Inflammatory Heart disease, also known as IHD, is a group of diseases that includes pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. While they sound much the same, they affect different areas of the heart, have different triggers and different implications for treatment and course of illness. Although males appear to be more commonly affected than females, IHD can be seen in any age group. While the disease can be self-limiting leading to full recovery, affected individuals can develop chronic disease, suggesting that identification of primary triggers, including recent concerns around COVID, is critical for successful treatment. We’ll discuss all this, plus how the patient presents on your physical exam, the course of treatment and improving your plan of care to stabilize patients. Join our cardiac educator, Amar Sriram, BSN, RN, CCN (C) for this valuable and topical session.
Who Should Attend?:
• Medical Surgical, Cardiac, ER, ICU, CICU, CVICU Nurses
• Specialized Cardiac Staff; Cardiac, ER and Med-Surg Educators
• Nurses in Rural Acute Settings; Cardiac Managers
• Transition Coordinators Occupational Health Nurses,Tele-health Nurses
Amar Sriram BSN, RN CCN(C) (he/him/his)
Amar Sriram, BSN, RN, CCN (C) is a graduate of University of the Fraser Valley, has been working in cardiac and cardiovascular surgical nursing for several years. He has worked in a variety of health care settings with experience in the care and management of patients in cardiac medical, cardiac surgical and interventional cardiology. He has considerable experience in cardiac surgery, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and dysrhythmia management. Amar is passionate about teaching and has over 5 years of teaching experiences in formal and informal settings. He is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Cardiac Surgery Step Down Unit at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.