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Gadi Segal
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Dr. Segal is the Deputy Director of Internal Medicine "T" at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center; a specialist in internal medicine; and is also co-founder, CEO, and Medical Director at Medidactic, Ltd., a company dedicated to the science and application of e-learning programs for health care professionals.

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Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Coronary Syndrome - Insight Generator™

An online continuing education course for nurses, medical health care professionals, and other interested individuals.

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is the leading cause for sudden cardiac death. Initial patient management and stabilization are critical for saving lives!

The ACS Insight Generator™ course was developed for nurses practicing in primary care, inpatient, outpatient, and home care settings. It is designed to improve understanding of ACS assessment, management, and treatment in accordance with the 2010 updated AHA guidelines.

The ACS Insight Generator™ course covers the full spectrum of ACS management, including: clinical signs and symptoms, basic ECG interpretation, basic medications and fibrinolytic therapy, STEMI (ST elevation MI), NSTEMI (non- ST elevation MI) and high risk patients management.
The ACS Insight Generator™ employs a unique approach to teaching therapeutic algorithms, designed to allow focus on specific components while maintaining the big picture.

 

Objectives

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of ACS
    1. Identify basic ECG patterns typical of ACS
  2. Explain initial ACS treatment, including basic medical therapy (MONA)
  3. Identify ACS patients who should receive fibrinolytic therapy
  4. Compare and Contrast the management of STEMI (ST elevation MI) cases verses NSTEMI (Non-ST elevation MI) cases
  5. Define high risk ACS patients

Curriculum

Introduction

• Importance of Acute Coronary Syndrome identification and treatment
• Chain of events leading from identifying ACS symptoms to successful treatment
Case management – Level I
• Assessment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
• Interpreting basic ischemia related, ECG patterns
• Providing initial management:
o Medical therapy
o Fibrinolytic therapy
Case management – Level II
• Interpreting basic Acute Coronary Syndrome 12 lead ECG strips
Case management – Level III
• Treatment algorithm for STEMI
o Medical treatment
o Primary PCI
o ICCU referral
• Treatment algorithm for NSTEMI patients
o Medical treatment
o Timing of PCI
o ICCU referral
• Monitoring and treatment algorithm for high risk patients
o Provocation testing
o Cardiac markers of ischemia

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 20.00
Contact Hours: 2



Accreditation

After successful completion the licensed nurse: RN, LPN/LVN will receive 2.0 contact hours. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Respiratory Care, CE Broker Tracking # is 20-359201.

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