Basic Arrhythmia Course
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.
Registered Nurses, Advanced Patient Care Technicians, Monitor Technicians
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
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
- 24.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 24.00 Attendance