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.

Identify and define an abnormal PR interval, QRS complex, and QT interval and understand the clinical significance.

Identify the EKG leads with corresponding cardiac anatomy.

Establish a systematic process to interpret an EKG.

1.8 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
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.Interpret sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, and sinus arrhythmia on an EKG.

Properly measure and identify an intraventricular conduction delay.

Identify variants of normal on basic rhythms.

Identify the difference between artifact versus an EKG finding.

Identify a 1st degree AV block on an EKG.

Reinforce a systematic process to interpret an EKG.

2.4 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 101 -
Blocks, part I
 
Learn to identify important conditions that will affect your plan of care and prevent missed diagnoses. Properly diagnosing right bundle branch blocks and left ventricular hypertrophy will empower you to identify potential pulmonary problems, cardiomyopathies, and hypertension.EKG 101 is a more advanced course that builds upon principles introduced in Anatomy of an EKG and EKG 100. This course teaches the identification of right bundle branch blocks, left ventricular hypertrophy, and ischemia patterns. Being able to pinpoint these key EKG concepts will enable you to obtain proper workups for your patients, as well as aid you in identifying hypertensive heart disease and aortic stenosis. Learn to identify important conditions that will affect your plan of care and prevent missed diagnoses. Properly diagnosing right bundle branch blocks and left ventricular hypertrophy will empower you to identify potential pulmonary problems, cardiomyopathies, and hypertension.

EKG 101 is a more advanced course that builds upon principles introduced in Anatomy of an EKG and EKG 100. This course teaches the identification of right bundle branch blocks, left ventricular hypertrophy, and ischemia patterns. Being able to pinpoint these key EKG concepts will enable you to obtain proper workups for your patients, as well as aid you in identifying hypertensive heart disease and aortic stenosis.

In This Course, You Will Learn To:

Identify and define incomplete right bundle branch blocks and complete right bundle branch blocks.

Identify and define left ventricular hypertrophy.

Identify ST-T wave abnormalities/ischemia pattern on an EKG.

Discuss and define the morphology and duration of P waves.

Reinforce concepts taught in the previous course(s).

2.4 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 102 - 
Blocks, part II
Provide proper care to your patients with further diagnostic skills. New fascicular blocks, or the presence of a left bundle branch block, represent developing or underlying cardiac conditions that require a referral to cardiology. Learn how to diagnose these three patterns.EKG 102 is another advanced course, which continues to build on principles taught in Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, and EKG 101. This course teaches the identification of left anterior fascicular blocks, left posterior fascicular blocks, and left bundle branch blocks. Provide proper care to your patients with further diagnostic skills. New fascicular blocks, or the presence of a left bundle branch block, represent developing or underlying cardiac conditions that require a referral to cardiology. Learn how to diagnose these three patterns.

EKG 102 is another advanced course, which continues to build on principles taught in Anatomy of an EKG, EKG 100, and EKG 101. This course teaches the identification of left anterior fascicular blocks, left posterior fascicular blocks, and left bundle branch blocks.

In This Course, You Will Learn To:

Identify and define left anterior fascicular blocks and left posterior fascicular blocks.

Identify and define a leftward axis and poor precordial R wave progression.

Discuss and identify an early repolarization pattern.

Identify and define a complete left bundle branch block and an incomplete left bundle branch block.

Reinforce concepts taught in the previous course(s).

2.4 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs
EKG 103 -
Old MIs
Discovering an old myocardial infarction warrants further testing to identify damage and appropriate treatment. Know the next steps to take, what additional tests to order, and when to make a cardiology referral.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. Discovering an old myocardial infarction warrants further testing to identify damage and appropriate treatment. Know the next steps to take, what additional tests to order, and when to make a cardiology referral.

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.

In This Course, You Will Learn To:

Learn the diagnostic criteria for identifying old myocardial infarctions.

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.

Reinforce concepts taught in the previous course(s).

2.4 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
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.Identify non-sinus rhythms in conjunction with cardiac anatomy and the cardiac conduction system.

Identification and discussion of ectopy beats, junctional rhythms, aberrant conduction, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and paced rhythms.

Discussion of interventions in non-sinus rhythms, if any.

Reinforce concepts taught in the previous course(s).

2.4 contact hours approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing
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
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