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CSC® Online Course

Cardiac Surgery Certification

$159.00

About the Online Course
The Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC®) Review Course is designed to follow the AACN Certification test plan for the CSC® exam.  This subspecialty certification will assist nurses working with acutely/critically ill adult cardiac surgery patients in the first 48 hours post-operatively.  The course is perfect for nurses working with cardiovascular surgery patients.

Course Details


Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 9.5
Course Length: 572 mins

This Course Focuses On

  • Cardiac Basics
  • Hemodynamics
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Valve Surgery & Procedures
  • Thoracic Surgery & Aneurysms
  • Bleeding, Coagulopathies & Anticoagulation
  • Electrical Issues
  • Pulmonary Complications

Learning Objectives


At the completion of this eLearning, participants should be able to:

Test Plan & Cardiac Basics:
  • Discuss normal blood flow through the myocardium
  • Describe coronary perfusion and walls each coronary vessel supplies
  • Discuss common cardiovascular medications used for acute coronary syndrome & heart failure management
Hemodynamics:
  • Describe preload, afterload & contractility and the effects when decreased or elevated
  • Discuss the use of the pulmonary artery catheter & interventions to treat abnormal values
  • Discuss the hemodynamic findings of different shock states (Cardiogenic, hypovolemic, vasopplegic)
  • Describe vasoactive infusions including vasopressor, positive & negative inotropes and vasodilators and the effects on hemodynamics
Cardiac Surgery:
  • Discuss the difference between on and off pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Describe cardiac complications after cardiac surgery
  • Discuss signs of cardiac tamponade & how to treat it
  • Analyze the anatomy of the 12 Lead ECG
  • Describe ECG leads that visualize difference walls of the myocardium
  • Discuss the differences between inferior, right ventricular, anterior, lateral & posterior wall Mis
  • Discuss medication therapies for acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • Discuss types of aortic dissection and treatment strategies
Valve Surgery & Procedures:
  • Describe the difference between valvular regurgitation (insufficiency) and stenosis
  • Discuss treatment modalities and surgical options for aortic, mitral & tricuspid valve dysfunction
Bleeding, Coagulopathies & Anticoagulation
  • Discuss strategies for bleeding reversal
  • Discuss antidotes for anticoagulants
Electrical Issues:
  • Describe medications used to treat rapid rhythms (afib vs. SVT)
  • Discuss the MAZE procedure to treat Afib
  • Discuss treatment modalities for symptomatic bradycardia
  • Describe emergent pacing options including transcutaneous & epicardial pacing
  • Discuss emergent, temporary pacing codes
  • Analyze ACLS vs. CALS for cardiac arrest management
Pulmonary Complications:
  • Analyze arterial blood gas results
  • Discuss various pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery including atelectasis, pneumonia, TRALI, ARDS, TACO and pneumomediastinum
Everything Else:
  • Discuss management of acute kidney injury including hemodialysis and CRRT
  • Describe common electrolyte imbalances and treatments
  • Discuss stroke management after cardiac surgery
  • Identify signs of post-operative delirium and management

Additional Information


What's Included

  • 1 year unlimited 24/7 access to the online course
  • 9.5 contact hours
  • Downloadable PDF Study Guide
  • Printable CE Certificate

Accreditation

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for 9.5 contact hours

Course Refund Policy

Once the purchase for the course is made and accessed online, there are no refunds available.

Course Agenda

Module 1:  Course Overview
Lesson 1:  Welcome, Course Overview & CSC® Test Plan - 21 mins

Module 2:  Cardiac Basics
Lesson 1:  Cardiac Anatomy - 18 mins
Lesson 2:  Heart Sounds - 5 mins
Lesson 3:  Cardiac Medications - 27 mins

Module 3:  Hemodynamics
Lesson 1:  Basic Hemodynamic Concepts - 22 mins
Lesson 2:  The Pulmonary Artery Catheter - 24 mins
Lesson 3:  Applying the Numbers - 15 mins
Lesson 4:  Vasoactive Medications:  Pressors & Inotropes - 16 mins
Lesson 5:  Hypertension & Vasodilators - 14 mins
Lesson 6:  Shock States - 8 mins
Lesson 7:  Mechanical Circulatory Support - 15 mins

Module 4:  Cardiac Surgery
Lesson 1:  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - 27 mins
Lesson 2:  Cardiac Complications - 22 mins
Lesson 3:  Cardiac Ischemia - 13 mins
Lesson 4:  The 12 Lead ECG - 30 mins
Lesson 5:  Thoracic Surgery & Aneurysms - 10 mins

Module 5:  Valve Surgery & Procedures
Lesson 1:  Murmurs - 9 mins
Lesson 2:  Aortic Valve Dysfunction - 23 mins
Lesson 3:  Mitral Valve Dysfunction - 16 mins
Lesson 4:  Tricuspid Valve Dysfunction - 6 mins
Lesson 5:  Endocarditis & Inflammatory Issues - 11 mins

Module 6:  Bleeding, Coagulopathies & Anticoagulation
Lesson 1:  Bleeding Reversal - 15 mins
Lesson 2:  Anticoagulation - 8 mins

Module 7:  Electrical Issues
Lesson 1:  Atrial Arrhythmias - 25 mins
Lesson 2:  Bradycardias & Emergent Pacing - 22 mins
Lesson 3:  Cardiac Arrest - 16 mins

Module 8:  Pulmonary
Lesson 1:  ABG & Capnography Review - 22 mins
Lesson 2:  Pulmonary Complications - 28 mins

Module 9:  Everything Else!
Lesson 1:  Neurologic Impairment - 34 mins
Lesson 2:  Kidney Injury - 26 mins
Lesson 3:  Electrolyte Imbalances - 25 mins
 

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"Nicole does a great job teaching in a way you can understand and keeps your attention."

"Great course! Kept us engaged as well for a long class. Great methods used to teach and remember course information."

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