Advanced Practice Nurse Educational Series

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Educational Series presents Heart Institute APNs sharing their experience and expertise in a variety of specialty areas. The video series provides state-of-the-art information and case studies in subjects such as cardiology, cardiac surgery, heart failure, transplantation, adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac telehealth. The material is relevant to nurses working in a variety of care settings, from general to specialized.



  • To present a general overview of common oncology related cardiac issues
  • To discuss prevention strategies to minimize cardiac related side effects from cancer treatment
  • To discuss treatment and monitoring strategies for cancer patients who experience cardiac related side effects from their cancer treatment.
  • To focus in particular on the development of cardiotoxicity and heart failure from cancer treatment.

Julie McKechnie
Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology

Preparing Your Myocardial Infarction Patient for Discharge


  • To review the key principles of patient education
  • To review the education required for myocardial infarction (MI) patients prior to discharge from hospital
  • To review Best Practices Guidelines of secondary prevention measures post MI

Bonnie Quinlan, RN, BScN, MScN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology

Heart Failure


  • To review heart failure medications and self-care requirements from the Best Practice Guidelines
  • To review and apply the heart failure phased pathway in a case study
  • To learn how to conduct a quick bedside assessment of heart failure patients  

Christine Struthers , RN, BScN, MScN
Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiac Telehealth

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