Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are just 30 miles from Knoxville, nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the south. Natural beauty, entertainment for all ages and tastes, and old-fashioned mountain hospitality make this a special place you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and country music shows await you in nearby Pigeon Forge (about 7 miles). Leisure time activities abound: museums, golf, hiking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding - you name it and you’ll find it. Shopping is a bargain hunter’s dream with everything from local crafts to designer clothes available in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee - The Park Vista, a Doubletree Hotel

This Gatlinburg icon has undergone an $11 million complete renovation and is now a Doubletree hotel. This circular high-rise hotel sits overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the City of Gatlinburg. Guest rooms boast breathtaking views from your private balcony, 1 King or 2 Queen Beds (based on availability), 42-inch flat panel TV, desk, refrigerator, sitting area, high-speed Internet access (fee may apply), hair dryer, iron/board, coffee maker, clock radio with iPod or MP3 connections, and more. Other improvements include the new Patio Lounge, Firefly’s, featuring outdoor seating and the newly renovated restaurant, the Vista Grill. The public space areas have received a makeover that enhances an already relaxing and warm atmosphere. Kids of all ages will enjoy the indoor pool area, which is now a “private water park attraction” within the hotel.

FACULTY

kossik

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
School of Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina

Dr. Mark A. Kossick received his research doctorate (DNSc) in 2003 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his clinical research in the electrophysiology laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) while developing a new modified chest lead (MAC1).

He finished his nurse anesthesia education in 1984 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, affiliated with Edinboro University. Over the past 34 years he has been on faculty at the University of Kansas, UAB, University of Maryland, Union University, and Western Carolina University. In addition, he has lectured extensively on EKG interpretation to an eclectic audience across the United States and from other countries including Spain, Germany, Iceland, Australia, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand. Attendees include anesthesiologists, hospitalists, intensivists, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and critical care nurses. He serves as a member of the AANA Journal Editorial Committee, authored 1) an antiarrhythmic chapter in the textbook, Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology, 2) the Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System chapter of all six editions in the textbook, Nurse Anesthesia, and 3) is writing the third edition of a textbook and handbook on EKG interpretation. Dr. Kossick continues to provide anesthesia care to a diverse surgical population at several medical centers across the country.

CONCURRENT COURSES

We are offering other seminars/workshops either during or after EKG. If you have colleagues that wish to come with you, but do not need to take EKG, if you desire to obtain additional credits while at the location, or you want more specific location/hotel information you can view the full schedule of meetings here.

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Due to the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and standards of care regarding EKG monitoring by various professional organizations, physicians in many specialties (anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and critical care), advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare providers are being challenged to interpret the EKG as well as treat underlying conduction disturbances. This program is designed to update these practitioners with the latest information on this body of scientific information. This seminar offers 8 contact hours.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Review the 12-lead EKG system, dipole concept, the predicted morphology of the EKG waveforms, and options for lead placement.
Define Define the EKG criteria for diagnosing myocardial ischemia, injury, infarction, and atrial fibrillation.
Review the recommended placement of limb and chest leads for recording the 12-lead EKG and for continuous monitoring the EKG in the OR, PACU, ICU and ED.
Apply Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of EKG changes associated with pathophysiology

EKG Interpretation Seminar

Diagnostic Skills for Myocardial Ischemia, Injury, Infarction, and Management of Atrial Fibrillation

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0755 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0800 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part I
    • Discuss established guidelines/recommendations for obtaining a 12-lead EKG    
    • Describe relevant cardiac anatomy as it relates to EKG interpretation and the clinical significance of waveform, interval, segment identification, along with graph paper parameters    
  0900 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation: Part II
    • Describe the EKG lead system, dipole concept, and the significance of being able to predict the normal morphology of EKG waveforms in each EKG lead    
    • Describe the recommendations and clinical relevance for accurate EKG lead placement for the conventional 12-lead EKG and Mason-Likar EKG lead configuration    
    • Describe how the grouping of EKG leads (e.g., II, III, aVF) may provide insight to the anatomical location of myocardial ischemia/injury and infarction    
  1000 Break
  1015 Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes
    • Describe the current American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association criteria for assessing EKG evidence of myocardial ischemia/injury    
    • Describe the correct technique and indications for adjusting bedside EKG software parameters for continuous computerized ST segment analysis (e.g., Iso point, ST point, frequency bandwidth, gain setting)    
  1115 Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads versus Modified Chest Leads
    • Describe the current recommendations for optimal EKG lead selection for monitoring patients at risk for myocardial ischemia and/or injury    
    • Discuss acceptable variations for EKG lead placement and how to configure modified chest leads and the derived 12-lead EKG    
  1215 Lunch (On your own)
  1315 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction
    • Identify EKG criteria for myocardial infarction    
    • Recognize the potential value in using biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of myocardial infarction    
  1415 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part I
    • Describe a systematic approach for interpreting 12-lead EKGs    
    • Identify EKG criteria for myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarction
  1515 Break
  1530 Management Strategies and Optimal EKG Monitoring for Atrial Fibrillation
    • Describe the diagnostic criteria, clinical classification schemes (e.g, CHA2DS2-VASc), and clinical implications of various etiologies of atrial fibrillation    
    • Describe rate control versus rhythm control treatment strategies and the optimal EKG leads for monitoring atrial fibrillation    
  1630 Practice EKG Interpretation: Part II
    • Diagnose faculty presented EKG rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs, reviewing the criteria by which each is identified    
  1730 Adjourn
   
8 CME / 8 Class A CE
 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Tenured Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Anesthesia Simulation Education Coordinator
School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
Western Carolina University
Asheville, North Carolina

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 8 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 8 contact hours.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 60-30 days prior to course. No refund inside 30 days; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.)

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962

Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures.

EARLY REGISTRATION A MUST

Limited number of slot. Registration subject to close without notice. Don’t delay.