Cardiac Pharmacology

Cardiac Pharmacology 

Pharmacological management is both an art and a science. This course serves to provide an understanding of the basic mechanisms of action found in commonly used classes of cardiac agents. It is aimed to equip the clinician with the didactic pharmacological knowledge required to properly manage various cardiac conditions.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-AC-0-CP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-CP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Review physiological concepts associated with cardiovascular pharmacological agents.
Outline the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles seen in various classes.
Discuss the relevant clinical implications of select cardiac medications.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



A. About This Course



B. Learning Objectives



Section 2: Pharmacological Concepts



A. Art and Science of Pharmacology



B. Pharmacokinetics



C. Pharmacodynamics



D. Intrinsic Activity of Drug-Receptors



E. Agonists



F. Antagonists



Section 3: The Nervous System



A. Efferent Nervous System



B. Autonomic Nervous System



C. Sympathetic Nervous System



D. Parasympathetic Nervous System



E. Chemical Signaling Between Cells



F. Types of Neurotransmitters



Section 4: Autonomic Agents: Adrenergic



A. The Adrenergic Receptors



B. Adrenergic Agonists



C. Adrenergic Antagonists



Section 5: Autonomic Agents: Cholinergic



A. Cholinergic Receptors



C. Cholinergic Agonists



D. Cholinergic Antagonists



Section 6: Antiarrhythmics



A. Introduction to Antiarrhythmics



B. Cardiac Electrophysiology



C. Causes of Arrhythmias



D. Class I: Sodium Channel Blockers



E. Class II: Beta  Blockers



F. Class III: Potassium Channel Blockers



G. Class IV: Calcium Channel Blockers



H. Others: Digoxin, Adenosine, and Magnesium



Section 7: Conclusion



A. Course Contributors



B. Resources



C. References


Staff Writer: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Disclosure: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David Hoeft, MD
David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. Disclosure: David Hoeft, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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