AVAILABLE LECTURES

Please note the following:

- Live, interactive courses will be conducted via Zoom with Dr. G the NP. All course materials and the Zoom link will be emailed within 24 hours of course purchase.

- Recorded courses and corresponding course materials will be accessed through the drgthenp.com portal through login and password. 

TOPICSCOURSE DESCRIPTIONOBJECTIVESINTENDED AUDIENCE
Cholesterol Management
Cholesterol management is a pillar of patient care to prevent long term complications and poor cardiovascular outcomes. The decision to implement pharmacological interventions for cholesterol management can be a complex decision, and selecting the proper therapy can also be difficult. This course focuses on evidence-based practice tools and diagnostics to determine if cholesterol medications are appropriate, an array of medications used to control cholesterols, and follow up considerations to achieve control of cholesterols long term. This course also includes two case studies to help participants synthesize newly acquired knowledge. 
- Understand and define the role of non-pharmacological interventions in cholesterol management.
- Determine when to initiate pharmacological interventions for cholesterol management.
- Identify and consider individual statin medications for cholesterol management. Identify and consider non-statin medication for cholesterol management.
- Understand the importance of triglycerides and their pharmacological management.
- Synthesize evidence-based practice guidelines and research to make decisions when managing cholesterols.
APRNs
Anatomy of an EKG - 
Intro to EKG Interp
EKG interpretation can be intimidating. There are multiple facets to master in order to build a solid foundation. Some of these facets include understanding what a P wave, QRS complex, and T wave represent, measuring a PR interval, QRS complex, and QT interval, and proper lead identification in conjunction with cardiac anatomy. This course is an introductory EKG lecture to obtain foundational understanding and principles of EKGs and important elements to aid in proper interpretation.
- Define and identify a P wave, QRS complex, and T wave. Identify and measure a PR interval, QRS complex, and QT interval.
- Identify the normal duration of a PR interval, QRS complex, and QT interval.
- Define an abnormal PR interval, QRS complex, QT interval and discuss the clinical significance.
- Identify EKG leads with corresponding cardiac anatomy.
- Establish a step-by-step process to interpret an EKG.
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 100 - 
EKG Basics Reinforced
EKG 100 builds on principles introduced in the Anatomy of an EKG. Learning foundational skills for EKG interpretation is a great start, but practicing these skills is important before gaining more knowledge and interpreting more advanced EKGs. This course includes simpler EKGs to build repetition, reinforcement, and confidence in interpretation skills.- Reinforce identification of a P wave, QRS complex, and T wave.
- Reinforce identification and measurement of the PR interval, QRS complex, and QT interval.
- Reinforce a step-by-step process to interpret an EKG.
- Properly identify sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, and sinus arrhythmia on an EKG.
- Define and identify an intraventricular conduction delay on an EKG.
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 101 -
Blocks, part I
 
EKG 101 is a more advanced course that builds on principles introduced in the Anatomy of an EKG and EKG 100. Foundational skills are continuing to be reinforced, and new concepts are introduced. This course teaches identification of incomplete right bundle branch blocks, right bundle branch blocks, left ventricular hypertrophy, and ST-T wave abnormalities.
- Continue to reinforce concepts learned in Anatomy of an EKG and EKG 100.
- Identify and define incomplete right bundle branch blocks, right bundle branch blocks, left ventricular hypertrophy, and ST-T wave abnormalities on an EKG.
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 102 - 
Blocks, part II
EKG 102 is another advanced course, which continues to build on principles taught in the Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, and EKG 101. This course teaches identification of left anterior fascicular blocks, left posterior fascicular blocks, and left bundle branch blocks. This course will also introduce left atrial enlargement and right atrial enlargement. 
- Continue to reinforce concepts learned in Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, and EKG 101.
- Identify and define left anterior fascicular blocks, left posterior fascicular blocks, and left bundle branch blocks.
- Identification of left atrial enlargement and right atrial enlargement.
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 103 -
Old MIs
EKG 103 continues to advance participant’s EKG interpretation skills. Anatomy of an EKG, as well as EKG 100, EKG 101, and EKG 102 are all recommended prerequisites prior to taking EKG 103. This course focuses on identification of old myocardial infarctions on EKGs. These skills specifically include identifying Q waves and poor R wave progression. Ectopic beats will also be discussed in this course.
- Continue to reinforce concepts learned in Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, EKG 101, and EKG 102.
- Identify old myocardial infarctions in specific leads and in conjunction with cardiac anatomy.
- Understand the importance of R wave progression and its role in old myocardial infarctions.
- Defining basic ectopy beats, such as premature atrial contractions and/or premature ventricular contractions.
APRNs, RNs,  LPNs/LVNs
EKG 104 - Anything but Sinus Rhythm 
It seems as though most rhythms are inherently sinus, but what happens if you come across a non-sinus rhythm? EKG 104 focuses on the proper interpretation of EKGs that may not be sinus or may have sinus rhythm with another rhythm also present. The biggest key to non-sinus rhythms after interpretation is identifying and discussing potential interventions. This course will also include the identification of ectopic beats. Foundational EKG skills mastered in the previous courses of Anatomy of an EKG, and EKG 100, 101, 102, and 103 are recommended prerequisites.- Continue to reinforce concepts learned in Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, EKG 101, EKG 102, and EKG 103.
- Identify non-sinus rhythms in conjunction with cardiac anatomy and the cardiac conduction system.
- Discussion of interventions in non-sinus rhythms, if any.
- Further identification and discussion of ectopy beats, including premature junctional contractions and PVCs versus aberrant conduction.
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
Hypertension ManagementApproximately half of all adults in the United States have been diagnosed with hypertension, and many have undiagnosed hypertension. Uncontrolled hypertension has a correlation with negative patient outcomes, so appropriate management is critical. Current clinical practice guidelines prove non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions can be implemented to achieve blood pressure control. There are specific non-pharmacological interventions that should be discussed with patients; regarding pharmacological interventions, there are over 120 different antihypertensives on the market – so which ones should be utilized? This course focuses on specific evidence-based interventions and recommendations to achieve normotensive blood pressures in the adult population. This course also includes a discussion of secondary hypertension diagnosis as well as two case studies to help participants synthesize newly acquired knowledge.- Identify current hypertension thresholds.
- Properly diagnose hypertension per current clinical practice guidelines.
- Understand and define the role of non-pharmacological interventions in hypertensive management.
- Identify treatments for primary pharmacological interventions for hypertension. - Identify how to conduct a workup for secondary hypertension. 
- Identify treatments for secondary pharmacological interventions for hypertension.
- Synthesize evidence-based practice guidelines and research to make decisions when managing hypertension.
APRNs

Live Group Sessions

 

Each lecture is personally developed and presented live by Dr. G. Content for nurse practitioners focuses on specific disease processes and interventions with evidence-based research to obtain best patient outcomes and provider independence; material for nurses focuses on mentorship and support through maneuvering topics important for professional growth.