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Annual Updates in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Conference, September 25 & 26, 2020

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Conference Description

Providers should be able to formulate a practical approach to common cardiopulmonary disorders, identify the appropriate diagnostic tests, make an accurate diagnosis, discuss the various treatment options, and recognize when to treat and when to refer cardiopulmonary patients. This activity is expected to result in increased confidence in making an appropriate diagnosis and treatment decision with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Additional conference information will be made available in June of 2020.

Target Audience

The target audience encompasses a wide spectrum of healthcare providers including cardiopulmonary specialists, family practitioners, internists, hospitalists, emergency medicine practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, and other interested allied health care providers.

Preconference Nursing Session

Nursing Pre-conference
Objective 1:  Nurses will be able to describe the detrimental impact of excessive caffeine consumption.
Objective 2: Nurses will be able to provide intervention strategies as a result of analyzing arterial blood gases in the critically ill patient.
CNE Credits Only
11:55 a.m. Introduction 
Alexis Harrison, MD, and Kristi Anderson, MN, RN, NPD-BC, CNL
12:00-12:15 p.m. Stimulating Facts about Energy Drinks
Rexanne Wieferich, MN, RN-BC, CNL 
12:15 - 1:10 p.m. Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
Carla Genovese, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
1:10 - 1:15 p.m. Electronic Evaluations


Lodging Reservations:
In order to obtain the group rate pricing, please identify your reservation as associated with the conference.  Questions regarding accommodations, reservations, and hotel cancellations can be answered by calling (406)863-4039. Group rates available at

Group ID is: CARDIO20

Alternative accommodations can be found at:

Conference Location:
The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
1380 Wisconsin Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone (406) 863-4000
Hotel check-in is after 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare attempts to provide reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person participating in any service, program or activity.


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Area Activities

The Flathead Valley has a wide array of activities for individuals and families to experience. From hiking in Glacier National Park or The Whitefish Trails to boating on Whitefish Lake or Flathead Lake, there are activities to suit all participants.

To learn more about extracurricular activities,
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More Information

For more information, please contact:
Heidi Brandt