September is National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month, as the American Heart Association (AHA) seeks to bring renewed attention to this serious health issue that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. According to the AHA, “AFib numbers in the U.S. were on the rise even before the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2001, experts predicted the number of Americans living with AFib would double by 2050; today, those numbers are further exacerbated by the impacts of the virus, and research suggests AFib is likely to influence more Americans and put more people at greater risk of stroke and heart failure than previously expected.”
At Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts, a leading provider of online CME and CME Conferences nationwide, cardio and emergency medicine has been part of our curriculum since our founding, along with dermatology, orthopedics, women’s health, pharmacology, pain management, diabetes, ER, mental health and more. In fact, we offer two cardio-focused CME On-Demand courses.
Online CME: Conquering Cardiology
“Conquering Cardiology: ACS, AFib & EKGs,” taught by Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C, ER, CAQ, offers lectures and coursework that gives participants the option of earning 9 CME Credit hours:
- Basic Rhythm Interpretation
- Basic 12 Lead Interpretation
- Challenging Cases
- AFib Masterclass
- ACS Deep Dive
- Mastering the EKG
Jennifer works in the ER and specializes in electrophysiology and the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest. A nationally known speaker on EKG and cardiology-related topics, Jennifer is also one of the first physician assistants (PA) in the country to earn the emergency room certificate of added qualifications.
Online CME: Spot that Rhythm
A second CME On-Demand course for cardio is “Spot that Rhythm: Heart Attack & Stroke … No Joke!”, taught by Leslie Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA, an Associate Professor of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Attendees can earn up to 13 CME Credit hours through coursework including:
- Spot that Rhythm: 12 Lead ECG Interpretation
- Turned to the Side, Slower Wider, What’s Wrong 12 Lead ECG Interpretation
- Spot that Heart Attack: 12 Lead ECG Case Studies
- Ref and Pef: The Not So Identical Twins of Heart Failure
- Stop the Stroke, Prevent the Bleed in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Additional classes, taught by Zach Hartsell, DHA, PA-C, include respiratory cases, managing airline emergencies, acute kidney injury cases, chest pain evaluation, and syncope evaluation and management.
In-person and Online CME for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians
Take part in AFib Awareness Month by earning cardio-focused CME this September. Earn online CME credits or travel to a CME conference with like-minded nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians; learn from the best CME speakers out there; and ‘unplug’ while enjoying a new locale! Check out our upcoming Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 2023 CME Conferences and 2024 CME Conferences! At every event, the best of the medical community gathers to earn CME credits, network, and gain knowledge on dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and emergency medicine, women’s health, pain management and pharmacology, diabetes, ER, and mental health. Online CME courses and Virtual CME are also available, allowing you to earn CME credits online.