Primary Care: Arrhythmia Management and EKG Interpretation with Clinical Examples for Primary Care
|Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2012||End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2012|
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Plus the cost of the cruise
Family Physicians, Internists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
An Overview of Clinical ECG and Arrhythmia Interpretation plus Arrhythmia Management for Nursing.
RHYTHM INTERPRETATION REVIEW
Review of the Clinical Approach to ECG Interpretation Arrhythmias â€“ beginning with the Basics, and advancing to Intermediate Level and beyond. Among the topics covered in addition to the basic rhythms are Narrow and Wide Tachycardias, Nodal Rhythms, MAT, AIVR, Vagal Maneuvers, AV Blocks.
OVERVIEW OF ECG INTERPRETATION
Review of the Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation â€“ with attention to Basic Rhythms, Intervals, Axis, Chamber Enlargement, Bundle Branch Blocks, Hemiblocks, Ischemia/Infarction, Electrolyte Disorders, Pericarditis, WPW, Technical Errors, and Normal Variant Patterns. Numerous illustrations; Clinical relevance is stressed.
MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS
This session will refine arrhythmia diagnosis concepts covered in Sessions #1,2 - and clinically apply these concepts to a representative series of Arrhythmia Case Studies from office and hospital settings. Practical assessment and management of each case will be discussed.
PRACTICE 12-LEAD TRACINGS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 20 representative Practice 12-Lead ECGs in the Workbook they will receive. Weâ€™ll then work through these tracings together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep.
ACLS: PRACTICE CODE SCENARIOS
Each participant will have the opportunity to work through 4 involved Practice Code Scenarios in Cardiac Arrest in the Workbook they will receive. Weâ€™ll then work through each case together during this session. Detailed Explained Answers are provided in the Workbook that participants may keep. This is not an ACLS Course â€“ but ACLS Guidelines will be reviewed.
OFFICE ECGs â€“ A Clinical Approach
Further reinforcement of the concepts covered in Sessions #3,4 and 7,8 by means of a series of 12-Lead Tracings Iâ€™ve collected as a Primary Care Clinician at the Bedside. Weâ€™ll review each tracing in detail)
OPTIMAL USE OF COMPUTERIZED ECG INTERPRETATIONS
Like it or not â€“ a computerized interpretation comes with virtually every ECG you order either in the office or in the hospital. This interesting session provides insight on how to make computerized interpretations your ally.
Dr. Grauer will be providing each attendee with a very detailed course syllabus that includes four free pocket books, authored by him, which consolidate the educational material and contain Practice Exercises with detailed Explained Answers. There will be additional hard copy handout materials, as well as reference pdf files that cover all that will be discussed during Dr. Grauer's sessions.
The four books to be gifted to each course participant are:
1. ECG-2011-Pocket Brain
2. 12-Lead ECG Practice Exercises
3. ACLS-2011 Pocket Brain
4. ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios - 2011
Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.