2014 Sanford Heart Symposium


This symposium is dedicated to exploring evidence-based and future directions in cardiac care. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and competence of health care professionals associated with the management of challenging aspects of heart disease.

Target audience: physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists and other interested health care professionals

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe types of structural defects of the heart
  • Examine treatment options for structural heart disease
  • Explore the impact of cardiovascular disease on the behavioral health of patients
  • Determine when a patient may need behavioral health consultation
  • Describe the clinical presentation of coronary chronic total occlusion
  • Compare and contrast treatment options for coronary chronic total occlusion
  • Illustrate the importance of early, advance care planning conversations between patients with a life altering illness, their family and health care professionals
  • Describe how to have advance care planning conversations with patients and their family
  • Explore the POLST (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment) paradigm as an approach to end-of-life planning
  • Define therapeutic hypothermia
  • Review various methods of therapeutic hypothermia induction
  • Examine the mechanisms of action associated with therapeutic hypothermia
  • Summarize the recommendations for the use of therapeutic hypothermia post cardiac arrest
  • Describe the use of coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) as a radiographic test
  • Discuss indications for the use of coronary CTA examinations
  • Examine the influence of sleep disturbance on cardiopulmonary health
  • Discuss the potential for sleep promotion to reduce risk for subsequent cardiac events
  • Time:
    7:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday, April 03, 2014
    Ramada Plaza & Suites
    1635 42nd St S
    Fargo, ND

    See the conference brochure for registration and additional information.

      Registration fee: $60
      Sanford Employee/Affiliated Faith Community Nurse Registration Fee: no fee

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