UPMC Hamot Heart of the Matter Virtual Conference 2020

October 7, 2020

This conference is designed for health professionals who care for cardiovascular patients and their families.

This Year’s Virtual conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our anticipated requirements to maintain “social distancing,” this conference will be offered virtually this year.

Our Goal:

Our goal for the virtual event is to continue to offer our participants a safe environment to obtain an update on evidence-based cardiac care while earning continuing education and learning from highly qualified providers.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other members of the healthcare team will benefit from attendance at this conference.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the underlying cardiovascular conditions that predispose to sudden cardiac death in the athlete.
  • Review the role of public access to defibrillation programs and the AED in improving outcomes in athletes with cardiac arrest.
  • Discuss the indications for different types of cardiac monitoring
  • Discuss the latest American College of Cardiology guidelines for aspirin, exercise, alcohol  and vitamins
  • Identify atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk factors (ASCVD)
  • Review the interventional guidelines for atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk factors
  • Discuss strategies designed to help people make healthier choices easier by encouraging changes to communities that lead to healthier options
  • Review pathophysiology which leads to heart failure decompensation
  • Describe the different types/classifications of heart failure
  • Discuss treatment strategies for different types of acute decompensated heart failure
  • Identify arrhythmias potentially occurring at various stages of heart failure progression
  • Describe different etiologies of stroke
  • Describe current medical management/ prevention of stroke
  • Discuss the evidence-based techniques in trans-femoral carotid stenting
  • Compare and contrast the outcomes between trans-femoral carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy surgery
  • Review the indications for Trans Carotid Revascularization (TCAR) Procedure
  • Discuss the role of TCAR in carotid revascularization
  • Review the evidence-based nursing care of the patient with post-carotid stent.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/20/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
10/07/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/07/2020 - 5:39pm
Cost:
$1.00

2020 Agenda          

8 – 8:05 am                 Welcome & Introduction

Theresa Kisiel, MSN, BS, CRNP, ANP- BC, Executive Director,  UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute

Lynn Durst, MSN, RN-BC, CHC, Clinician, UPMC Hamot Heart and Vascular Institute

8:05 – 9:10 am            Prediction and Prevention of Sudden Death in the Athlete

N. A. Mark Estes MD

9:10 – 9:45                  What's That Beat?

Kelly Hayes, MD, PhD

9:45 – 9:55                  Break

9:55 – 10:30                New Guidelines on Aspirin, Exercise, Alcohol and Vitamins

David C. Hutzel, MD

10:30 – 11:00              Atherosclerosis Primary Prevention 

Bonnie Zebrowski, CRNP

11:00 – 11:35 a.m.     A Unique Approach toward Improving Community Well-Being

                                                Jennifer Eberlein, BSN, RN

11:35– 11:45               Break

11:45 – 12:20              Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

                                                Christopher W. Good, DO

12:20 – 12:50              Lunch

12:50 – 1:25 pm          Heart Failure Rhythms Review:  When to Be Alarmed by the Alarms? 

                                                Laura Schmalzried, BSN, RN, CCRN

1:25 – 1:45                  Prevention and Management of Carotid Artery Disease

                                                Trevor Phinney, DO

1:45 – 2:05                  Trans-femoral carotid stenting / Carotid Endarterectomy

                                                Richard Petrella, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI

2:05 – 2: 25                 Trans Carotid Revascularization (TCAR) Procedure

                                                Paul S. Lajos MD, FACS, FSVS, RPVI

2: 25 – 2:45                 Nursing Care of the Post Carotid Stent

                                                Deanna Romanski, BSN, RN, CMSRN

2:45 – 3:00                  Q&A

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our anticipated requirements to maintain “social distancing,” this conference will be offered virtually this year.

Our goal for the virtual event is to continue to offer our participants a safe environment to obtain an update on evidence-based cardiac care while earning continuing education and learning from highly qualified providers.

ACCREDITATION

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Physicians (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance

If you are interested in being an exhibitor for the Heart of the Matter Conference, please contact Debbie Morton for details at Mortondr@upmc.edu or call 814-877-4910

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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IMPORTANT: Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical difficulties with the payment process.  If your registration does not appear to go through, please do not attempt to process the payment again, as that will lead to multiple charges to your card.  Please contact Haylee Esposito in the Hamot CME office: espositoh@upmc.edu or 814-877-5691.  We will verify that the payment did indeed go through and complete your registration.

Payment by check

If you are required to pay by check or your employer is to send payment, please contact the Hamot Nursing Education Department at 814-877-2513 or email HAM_NsgEduc@UPMC.edu.

 

Margaret Eckerd Brown Fund (Available for UPMC Hamot nurses only)

If fee to be paid by this fund, MEB form must be completed and submitted to your manager for approval.

After MEB is approved, you will receive an e-mail with details about how to return to the registration site and complete your registration.

MEB form can be found on the front page of this registration site.

 

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made. However, substitutes are welcome. Please notify the UPMC Hamot Center for Education of substitutions via email to: hinkelma@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-2513, or via USPS mail to: UPMC Hamot Center for Education, 201 State St., Erie, PA 16550.

UPMC Hamot reserves the right to cancel this program if sufficient registrations are not received.  In the case of cancellation, registration fees will be fully refunded. Preregistrants will be informed of the cancellation via email, or phone if no email address is given.