Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, CVNP-BC completed her training to be credentialed as a Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner through the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine. “I want to ensure that I provide excellent care for the patients I see within the clinic setting. I believe it is extremely important to continually advance my knowledge and stay abreast of current and changing guidelines in clinical cardiology in order to provide exceptional care for my patients,” Kim told us.
Kim Bernard attended a 5-day clinical cardiology conference in Orlando, FL last week which concluded on Saturday with a clinical cardiology board exam. The exam was 288 questions and 4 ½ hours long focusing on both primary care and acute care cardiology.
The course covered in great detail the clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of many conditions, including:
– Advanced ECG interpretation
– Acute coronary syndromes
– Pulmonary thromboembolism
– Pulmonary hypertension
– Heart failure
– Cor pulmonale
– Endocarditis and Myocarditis
– Peripheral vascular disease
– Noninvasive and invasive cardiology
– Pacemakers and defibrillators
– Electrophysiology testing