2019 CV Symposium – How Do You Mend a Broken Heart

Thursday, February 14, 2019

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Value: $230.00

Cost: $70.00 for general registrants.


Methodist Health System employees who provide their employee ID number on the registration form may take this course at no cost. NMC students can attend at no cost (they do not receive CE). NMC Alumni receive 75% off of the program's value.


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Nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapy, cardiac rehab


This program will explore current evidence-based practices of care and treatment of patients receiving the Watchman procedure, TAVR, right and left heart catheterization, and leadless pacemaker.


Program Objectives:

  • Outline nursing care for a TAVR patient
  • Apply knowledge of multimodal pain management
  • Analyze case studies revolving around the TAVR procedure
  • Discuss surgical options, palliative care, and the economics associated with heart patient's care


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form within 30 days of the program


Agenda Topic
7:30 – 8:00am Registration
8:00 – 9:00am Watchman Overview: Anatomy & Physiology of Heart and Valves - Dr. Traci Jurrens
9:00 – 9:30am CardioMems - Dr. Olson
9:30–9:45am Break
9:45–10:45am Cardiac and Multimodal Pain Med Talk - Susana Harrington, Jen Ward
10:45-11:30 am Nursing perspective of TAVR - Tara Whitmire, Dee Homeyer


TAVR Case studies


Lunch (provided)

1:15 – 1:30pm

Bundled Payments - Amanda Williams

1:30-1:40pm Break
1:30 – 3:00pm Panel Discussion: Surgical Options, Complex Decision Making - Dr. Deshmukh, Dr. Latacha, Dr. Olson, Dr. Peters, Dr. Sauer, Dr. Langdon


Continuing Education

Nurses: 5.75 contact hours awarded. MWMSD Approved Provider #NE1019-9

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours awarded for 1.0 of the 5.75 total.


Respiratory Therapist: This program meets the continuing education criteria for 5.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioners.


Education Credit: 5.75 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed above. Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


Educational Service Unit (ESU) #3
6949 South 110th Street
Omaha, NE 68128

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Anand Deshmukh, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Methodist Physician's Clinic Council Bluffs Heart Care Center


Susana Harrington, MS, APRN-NP, Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner, Nebraska Methodist Hospital


Robin Hibbert, MD, Cardiologist, Methodist Physician's Clinic Heart Consultants

Danelle Homeyer, Program Director, Structural Heart, Methodist Health System


Traci L. Jurrens, MD, Physician, Methodist Physician's Clinic Heart Consultants


Thomas Langdon, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Omaha Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, PC


Matthew P. Latacha, MD, FHRS, Physician, Methodist Physician's Clinic Heart Consultants


Charles Olson, MD, Physician, Methodist Physician's Clinic Heart Consultants


Michael Peters, MD, Methodist Physician's Clinic Heart Consultants


Todd Sauer, M.D., Medical Director of Palliative Care Service, Nebraska Methodist Hospital


Jen Ward, PharmD, Pharmacist, Nebraska Methodist Hospital


Tara Whitmire, DNP, APRN-NP, Director of BSN-DNP/FNP Program, Nebraska Methodist College


Amanda Williams, Director of Population Health-EPM-Post Acute Care, Methodist Health System


Course Materials

The program agenda, disclosures, and handouts from our presenters (as they permit) will be made available here and will remain online.

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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114


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