Description

Day 1

Highlights of the NM Cardiothoracic Symposium include trends in cardiovascular disease management, and breakout sessions on VADs, hemodynamic monitoring, trach management, pacemakers and chest tubes and heart rhythms.

 

Day 2

Highlights of the NM Cardiothoracic Symposium include trends in interventional cardiology, use of ECMO for post cardiac arrest treatment and circulatory support, and perioperative nursing management of thoracic surgery patients.

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.

 

Target Audience

The target audience includes clinical nurses, critical care, surgical, cardiac and thoracic nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists,  case managers, and allied health professionals working in or interested in the care of cardiothoracic patients.

Accreditation statement

Northwestern Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit designation statement

Nursing contact hours are pending, please contact Stephanie Seburn @ sseburn@nm.org for more information.

Faculty

Ankit Bharat, MD
Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Taylor Chiuch, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist-Cardiology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Susan Collazo, MSN, APRN-CNP
Advanced Practice Nurse-Thoracic Surgery Service
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Nicole Durie, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist-Cardiology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Stephen Devries, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Executive Director, Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

Robin Fortman, APRN-CNP
Advanced Practice Nurse
Heart Failure-Bridge and Transition Team
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Michelle Galos, BSN, RN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
Critical Care Registered Nurses- Cardiac Transplant ICU
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Rebecca Harap, BSN, RN
LVAD Nurse Coordinator
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Marianne D. Harris, PhD, MS, APRN-CNP
Director of Patient Care- Cardiology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Course Director

Kathleen Hoke, MSN, RN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
Critical Care Registered Nurses- Cardiac Transplant ICU
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Poonam Jewani, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist-Cardiology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Susan Kim, MD
Electrophysiologist
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Craig Leonard, MA, RRT
Respiratory Therapy Educator
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Melissa Lesiow, BSN, RN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
Critical Care Registered Nurses- Cardiac Transplant ICU
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD
Medical Director-Central Telemetry Monitoring Center
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Mark Ricciardi, MD
Chief, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Interventional Cardiology
Associate Professor
Division of Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Christie Riffice, BSN, RN,CCRN
ECMO Specialist
Critical Care Registered Nurses- Cardiac Transplant ICU
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Susan Ryan, MSN, APRN-CNS
Advanced Practice Nurse-Cardiac Surgery Service
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Stacey Rybinski, BSN, RN, CCRN
ECMO Specialist
Critical Care Registered Nurses- Cardiac Transplant ICU
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Kate Stockey, BSN, RN
Cardiology Nurse Clinician
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Tina Stosor, MD
Infectious Disease Service
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Megan M. White, MSN, APRN-CNP
Advanced Practice Nurse-Cardiac Surgery Service
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Registration information

Cost:

Non-Northwestern Medicine Registrants

          $ 150.00   Both Days

          $   75.00  One day only

FREE to all Northwestern nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and NM allied health providers.

Registration Links & Instructions

Non-Northwestern Medicine Registrants:

 

Click here to register. 

Hotel recommendation the Hyatt Centric is located at 633 N. St. Clair Street,Chicago, IL. Please contact the Hyatt directly at

(888) 591-1234.

Northwestern employees:

To register for the “NM Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium 2018” within My Learning, you will add yourself to the Learning Plan and enroll in the Instructor Led Session for each day you wish to attend.

 

Learning Plan

  • Log into My Learning
  • Click on the “Search All Courses” section in the top navigation bar.
  • Type the title of the symposium and click “Search” to find the learning activity.  You will see two learning plans “NM Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium 2018 Day 1” and “NM Cardiothoracic Nursing Symposium 2018 Day 2”
  • Click on the plus button       on the right hand side of the title to add yourself to the Learning Plan(s).

 

Session

  • Return to your My Learning Home Page
  • Click on the title of the learning plan to open it. 
  • You will see two items listed:  the instructor-led session AND the evaluation. 
  • Click on the title of the session.  A new window will open.  Click on the enroll button  

For Northwestern Medicine Staff:   Registration is now available within My Learning.  Please use the following instructions to register for EACH day you wish to attend.  *Note:  You must register for both the Learning Plan AND the Session to have access to the evaluation and contact hour certificate.