Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2015 and Beyond
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May 15-16, 2015
The Patient Journey from Acute Event through Follow up- A Focus on Building Systems that Save Lives for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Arrest, & Stroke
Despite over 20 years of evidence-based therapies, the majority of victims of cardiovascular emergencies (myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, and stroke) do not receive timely or effective therapy. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans, claiming more lives per year than cancer, accidents and chronic lower respiratory disease combined. There is a need to enhance healthcare professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular emergencies within regional systems of care. This will require a multi-disciplinary approach to the continuum of care and allocation of both personnel and fiscal resources.
Corporate and industry professionals: $300
(Register with coupon code "MD_RATE" to receive discount)
Non-physician healthcare professionals: $100
(Register with coupon code "GOV_RATE" to receive discount)
"Non-physician healthcare professionals" includes:
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Specialty societies
- Government attendees
- EMS and Fire
- Radiology Technologists
- Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist - RCIS
- Identify the components of a successful emergency cardiovascular care system.
- Establish a care team of stakeholders and have competence and ability to build, administer, evaluate, and continually improve regional STEMI systems.
- Build and/or enhance a regional integrated system for STEMI reperfusion that includes EMS, emergency medicine and cardiology in PCI and non-PCI centers.
- Employ optimal systems and strategies for diagnosis and management of STEMI, including destination and transfer protocols based on clinical trials evidence, practice guidelines, and quality of care standards.
- Describe existing successful STEMI regional plans that are pertinent to a wide array of geographical and political realities.
- Identify collaborative solutions to overcome existing barriers to coordinated regional STEMI care.
- Establish training of paramedics and emergency medicine nurses in ECG interpretation and other functions related to STEMI systems.
- Discuss pros and cons of the current system practices.
- Recognize the importance and use of data collection, analyses, and feedback, including use of ACTION-GWTG.
- Identify available tools to provide feedback for necessary quality improvement for STEMI care.
- Develop expertise in the acute treatment of cardiovascular emergencies including myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, and stroke.
In addition to registering for the overall conference, please select breakout sessions that you plan to attend by selecting from the lists below. More information on each session is available in the conference brochure and agenda.
- 13.00 ANCC
- 13.00 JA Credit