When time is cardiac muscle, turn to Dr. Stanley’s….
One of the most sobering tasks we encounter in the daily practice of medicine is recognition of the Acute STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
Introducing Dr. Stanley’s STEMI ECG Recognition Review Course. This intermediate review ECG course is awarded the highest level of accreditation with the AMA PRA (Physicians Recognition Award) for 6 Hours Category I CME or 6 Hours Nursing CE. The STEMI Review Course is an ideal stand-alone or supplemental review course of Normal ECG & Classic STEMI patterns. Dr. Stanley starts with the basics of 12-lead placement, then trains the provider to dissect ECG and STEMI versus Non-STEMI patterns through waveform analysis. Using the H-E-A-R-T analysis acronym to help determine STEMI criteria and patterns, providers will work through 4 online modules, pre and posttest as well as online ECG quizzes.
Target audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, RNs, EMS, Paramedics, Monitor Technicians, Medical Students.
Cost: One-time fee of $90
Does this sound familiar? It’s 2 a.m. on a Saturday. You are the lead medical provider in a 15-bed ER. The computer reading on the ECG states: “Nonspecific ST Changes”, “Diffuse T-wave changes”, “Benign Normal Variant, Cannot Rule Out STEMI” What!?!?
We know the computer interpretation on the ECG is notoriously flawed to say the least. In the setting of an acute STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), time is cardiac muscle. You must recognize even subtle changes on the ECG quickly.
In 2020, *Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remained the leading cause of death accounting for nearly 1 Million fatalities in the USA. Such morbidity and mortality costs around $400 Billion dollars in medical costs and lost wages (*AHA Journal).
**STEMI (ST Elevation MI) vs NSTEMI (Non-STEMI) ECG
These terms (STEMI vs NSTEMI) generally represent 2 types of heart attacks as follows:
STEMI ECG Recognition Review Course Outline:
For 40 years, Dr. Vernon Stanley, MD, PhD has worked to develop quality continuing medical ECG education courses with a focus on interpretation of the 12-lead ECG by all members of the medical team.
A veteran Emergency Physician and previous Regional Medical Director, Dr. Stanley has been a guest lecturer for physicians, medical professionals and medical students. He has long believed that early intervention in the Acute MI and early recognition is a vital key to the best patient outcomes. He was a pioneer of the first pre-hospital 12-lead ECG cellular-to-hospital system in West Virginia.