Montego Bay Jamaica Nurses Vacation at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort – November 4-8, 2020

Seminar Objectives

November 5, 2020   8:00 am – 11:00 am

TITLE:  12 Lead EKG Interpretation Made EZ

PURPOSE:  The focus of this session will be reading a normal 12 Lead EKG, and identifying patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction. Identification of the location of infarctions will be illustrated with EKG tracings.

OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship of cardiac anatomy and physiology to 12 Lead EKG’s
  • Discuss the basis of the lead system and bipolar and unipolar leads
  • Identify the correct positioning of the chest and limb leads
  • Determine the axis and recognition of abnormal right and left axis deviation
  • How to identify patterns of cardiac ischemia, injury and infarction
  • Recognize infarctions of the inferior and anterior-later wall
  • List the complications associated with specific myocardial infarctions

 

CONTENT:  The content will cover an overview of:

  • Reading a 12 Lead EKG utilizing a systematic approach
  • Determining the axis deviations using a two lead approach
  • Locating cardiac muscle ischemia, injury and necrosis based on changes seen in specific leads
  • Explanation of the complications arising from an inferior and anterior-septal wall myocardial infarction

PRESENTER:  Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio RN, PhD

TEACHING STRATEGIES, METHODS AND MATERIALS:

  • Lecture
  • Case Studies
  • Power Point Slides

 

November 6, 2020   8:00 am – 11:00 am    

TITLE:  Stroke 2020- the latest updates for assessments, treatments and prevention.

PURPOSE:  This session will focus on the neurological assessment, treatment and prevention of the stroke patient. We will review assessments for the ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patient, review treatment including alteplase, mechanical thrombectomy, and anticoagulant reversal agents.  We will also focus on stroke prevention including secondary stroke prevention.

OBJECTIVES:  Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify different types of strokes.
  • Discuss different stroke assessment tools.
  • Compare small vessel occlusion stroke symptoms to large vessel occlusion stroke symptoms.
  • List the reversal agents available for certain anticoagulants.
  • Verbalize the nursing priorities for the ischemic stroke patient and the hemorrhagic stroke patient.
  • Discuss the latest studies regarding the treatment of the stroke patient.
  • Explain different education topics for the stroke patient.

CONTENT:  The content will cover an overview of:

  • Explaining the different types of stroke.
  • Listing the different treatments for Acute Ischemic Stroke.
  • Describing the treatment for Intracerebral Hemorrhage.
  • Verbalizing the reversal agents for anticoagulants.
  • Explanation of stroke prevention strategies.

PRESENTER:  Michele Lecardo RN, DNP, CCRN, CNL, SCRN

TEACHING STRATEGIES, METHODS AND MATERIALS:

  • Lecture
  • Case Studies
  • Power Point Slides

This two day program awards 6 contact hours.  Education Enterprises is an accredited provider of continuing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Following are important requirements for traveling to Jamaica.

Every person traveling MUST visit the two websites below.  (Please note this information is for travel up to September 30th and our vacation is in November!)

https://jm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-jamaica/

https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/

They both have instructions for entry. They update it daily, so every person must go on the site and follow the instructions. We also suggest that you go on the sites three (3) weeks before travel to follow instructions and check to make sure you have everything that is required. We will not be responsible for any person traveling to Jamaica who does not have the proper Documentation/Authorization as stated in the above websites.