Basic Arrhythmia Course

Farrell, PA US
June 15, 2021 to June 17, 2021

This course presents contents related to the basics of cardiac arrhythmia.  In the course, there will be a significant amount of time practicing how to measure and interpret basic arrhythmias.  Group learning will be used to assist in the learning process.  Cumulative reviews of content will occur throughout the course.  Successful completion of the course will be measured by the learner obtaining at least an 80% on the final examination.  

Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Advanced Patient Care Technicians, Monitor Technicians

Learning Objectives

Describe the electrophysiological basis of cardiac rhythms/arrhythmias

Utilize telemetry for cardiac rhythm/arrhythmia interpretation

Recognize arrhythmias that originate in the sinus node, atrium, AV junction and ventricles

Recognize arrhythmias that originate due to conduction defects at the AV node

Describe the clinical effects of arrhythmias

Explain the general principles of treating arrhythmias

Explain the clinical principals for treating arrhythmias including drug and/or electrical treatments

Identify the changes in the ST segments on a 12-lead EKG and recognize those changes that indicate ischemia and infarction

Verbalize understanding of cardiac monitoring policies

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 24.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
06/15/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/17/2021 - 4:30pm
UPMC Horizon
2200 Memorial Drive
Farrell, PA 16121
United States

Rebecca Barreca, M.S.N., R.N.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Available Credit

  • 24.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 24.00 Attendance
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