Inherited Arrhythmias and Sudden Death

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which contains 0.5 pharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $20. 

Some children are at a higher risk of sudden death and this presentation will review the most common conduction system disorders leading to sudden death in children. The presentation will be aimed at acute care NPs and include inherited arrhythmia syndromes with the latest in the genetic basis for these diseases as well as accurate diagnosis and treatment. This interactive presentation will include case discussions.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.5 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

• Identify common inherited cardiac hannelopathies.
• Explain risk of sudden death for each channelopathy.
• Describe common genetic testing for these channelopathies.
• Discuss current treatment options.

Course summary
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Vanessa Kalis, DNP, CPNP-AC, ACNP-BC, CHSE
Dr. Vanessa Kalis is a board certified pediatric and adult acute care NP who has been involved in caring for patients with cardiac issues her entire career. She is a both a NP and a CNS and earned a DNP in 2012. Her clinical focus includes cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and congenital heart disease. In addition to patient care, she has been nursing faculty for the past 12 years. As an educator, she teaches graduate nursing students and chairs DNP projects. She has also assisted in the development of graduate nursing curriculum and also helped build acute care simulation programs. Her recent conference presentations have included hemodynamic monitoring, management of dysrhythmias, missed cardiac diagnoses, and the role of advanced practice clinicians in the hospital.

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  • 1.00 Contact hours


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