Special RN CEU Presentation & Event- July 31st

Tuesday, July 31st
5:00pm - 8:00 pm

Kingwood Medical Center
22999 US Hwy 59 N, Kingwood, TX 77339
In the Kingwood Room- West Entrance

Hors doeuvres and refreshments will be provided.


Guest Speaker
Mila Sprouse MSN, RN, CCRN

Program Topic
Current Trends in Cardiogenic Shock

Program Description
Program Description: Despite the improvement in survival rate in cardiogenic shock in recent years, patient mortality and morbidity remain high. Advances in reperfusion therapy have been associated with a decrease in mortality. However cardiogenic shock is still the leading cause of death for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. This presentation will cover the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock, evidence-based hemodynamic tools used to guide therapy for patients with cardiogenic shock. Finally, this presentation will include the current evidence-based use of different mechanical circulatory support (MCS) as it relates to cardiogenic shock.

1. Define cardiogenic shock, incidence, causes, signs and symptoms.
2. Identify the hemodynamic parameters associated with patients win cardiogenic shock
3. Discuss evidence-based practice in treating patients with cardiogenic shock such as mechanical circulatory support.

Mila Sprouse MSN, RN, CCRN has been a nurse for 36 years with 21 of those years as a critical care nurse. She was the Nurse Manager of ICU, IMU & Telemetry at Kingwood Medical Center in 2001. After that, she joined the medical device industry as a cardiac assist clinical educator where she moved through the ranks within the company. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Philippines and her MSN from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently completing her dissertation for her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership & Healthcare Administration. Her knowledge in all aspects of critical care specifically cardiovascular care has provided her numerous invitations to speak and at times as a keynote speaker at conferences and conventions, large and small across the country and even internationally. Mila is currently the Director of Clinical Operations, North America for a medical device company. She is the President-Elect for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) North Harris Montgomery Chapter, Executive Board Member, Chairperson of the Mentorship, Scholarship & Recognition Committee of the Philippine Nurses Association North Houston (PNANH) and she is an Advocacy Member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), representing nurses in Washington DC. On her spare time, Mila provides free webinars on all critical care topics for all nurses around the world. She states “These free webinars are one of the ways for me to give back to the profession that has given me so many opportunities in life.”

Contact a Recruiter

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities or have questions about our upcoming event, please email Jessica Smtih, RN Recruiter now!

Contact Jessica by emailing Jessica.Smith9@hcahealthcare.com

About Kingwood Medical Center

  • 382 bed hospital
  • Provided quality care to the Lake Houston Area for over 25 years
  • Conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 59 and Kingwood Drive
  • Premier Healthcare provider for the Northeast Houston area
  • 450 physicians and 1,500 plus healthcare professionals
  • The Brain & Spine Center is accredited by DNV as Stroke Center
  • Recipient of the American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
  • The Cardiovascular Center and Interventional cardiology program was the first to offer in Northwest Houston an open heart surgery and electrophysiology program
  • Performed close to 1500 open-heart procedures
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center and is comprised of vascular and cardiovascular surgery, pulmonary diagnostics and stress testing.

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