Seminar Detail

12-Lead EKG & Chest X-Ray Interpretation
12-Lead EKG & Chest X-Ray Interpretation

Where:   RALEIGH, NC (Area)

When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Time is Muscle…
In a cardiac event, the clock starts ticking as soon as the coronary artery becomes occluded. Are you ready to rapidly interpret STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) changes with a 12-lead EKG to help meet the target of 90 minutes door-to-balloon time? The 12-lead EKG is one of the most frequently utilized cardiac assessment tools to identify STEMI changes. Yet, it provides us with so much more information that can help improve patient care. The purpose of this portion of the seminar is to assist the health care professional in mastering 12-lead EKG assessment skills in order to identify the common and not-so-common changes. You will examine criteria for and examples of the following EKG changes: STEMI, NSTEMI, atrial and ventricular hypertrophy, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and prolonged QT interval.

As Easy as Black and White…
Chest X-rays are also a commonly ordered diagnostic test, yet viewing and interpreting them can be challenging. Chest X-rays can be as simple as black and white. The purpose of this portion of the seminar is to provide nurses and other clinicians with chest X-ray interpretation skills in order to help them easily assess changes in the patient's condition. You will develop skills in line identification; differentiations among atelectasis, pneumonia, ARDS, pleural effusion, and pulmonary edema; and identification of pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade, and cardiomyopathy. You will view examples of numerous chest X-rays in order to reinforce the concepts presented. Clinicians will walk away from this session with practical skills for better, quicker patient assessment allowing for more effective intervention.

Differentiate the polarity and P-QRS-T configuration of each lead in the 12-lead EKG Examine the electrographic criteria, causes, and significance of axis deviation Discuss the criteria, causes, and significance of left and right bundle branch blocks Analyze EKG changes associated with ischemia, injury, and infarction patterns Develop a quick approach to diagnosis of STEMI on 12-lead EKG Analyze EKG patterns beyond STEMI Develop a systematic approach to chest X-ray interpretation Identify correct placement of common invasive lines on chest X-rays Differentiate between common cardiac and pulmonary disorders on chest X-rays Discover the clinical pearls of EKG and chest X-rays in challenging case studies
Registered Nurses in:
- Critical and Intensive Care
- Acute Care
- Cardiac Care
- Emergency Departments
- Physician Offices
Physician Assistants Clinical Nurse Specialists Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedics/EMTs Respiratory Therapists Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioners


Cheryl Herrmann, RN, MS, APRN, CCRN, CCNS-CSC-CMC, shares her vast cardiac knowledge and experience to provide an interactive, dynamic, high energy, and easy-to-understand seminar. Her 35+ years of clinical experience includes 15 years as a bedside critical care nurse and 20+ years as Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practice Nurse with hospitalized and clinic cardiac medical and cardiac surgery patients. In addition, Ms. Herrmann is a Prehospital RN for the local ambulance service. She is a popular speaker for local, regional, and national conferences, including presenting the American Association of Critical Care Nurses NTI for the past 10 years. She has been team leader of 50 medical-dental teams to Mexico and participated in a Critical Care Nursing Ambassador program to China. In addition to presenting, Ms. Herrmann has published several articles. 

In 2005, Ms. Herrmann was honored with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Circle of Excellence-Excellent Clinical Nurse Specialist Award. She presents material in a way that all health professionals caring for the cardiac patient, regardless of where they are in the continuum, take home valuable pearls of wisdom and new skills. For more information about Ms. Herrmann, please visit
Nurse Practitioners
Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 060313. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistants
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Respiratory Therapists
Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"Cheryl is an expert—great experiences. I really like the clinical examples and case studies to relate to evidence-based practice." 
Cynthia Peters, RN
Blue Springs, MO

"Cheryl Herrmann is an excellent speaker. She has great pearls for learning." 
Denise Stoerkel, RN
Willoughby, OH

"Well done. Interesting examples and real-life application." 
Diane Indermuhle, RN
Wooster, OH

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