Learning Objectives

Thursday, September 6

  1. Discuss evidence-based nursing care practices for the cardiac and cardiothoracic patients.
  2. Describe recent trends in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Identify pathophysiologic changes from normal cardiac function for common cardiac diseases.

 

Friday, September 7

  1. Describe recent trends in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  2. Identify pathophysiologic changes from normal cardiac function for common cardiac diseases.
  3. List best practices for perioperative nursing management of thoracic surgery patients.
  4. Explain how ECMO therapy benefits patients experiencing cardiac or respiratory failure.