Cardiovascular Emergencies

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 75 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Utilize ECG machines in the emergency room and interpret the ECG complex, and detect ST elevations and t-wave inversions, as well as symptoms of long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome.
2. Predict results that excessive bleeding will have on the body’s physiological reserves.
3. Distinguish between severe hypertension/hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency and respond with the appropriate treatment modality.
4. Recognize the symptoms and appropriate pharmacologic treatment of heart failure when it is presented in an urgent care setting.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016

Robert W. Kilgo, MD, FACEP, RDMS, Attending Physician, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016
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