Following the Principles of Critical Care Nursing, the purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a detailed approach to cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, as well as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and treatments of dysrhythmia. This course follows American Heart Association's ACLS guidelines. Click here to register!
- Describe the general anatomical structures of the heart.
- Identify the heart’s electrical properties
- Describe the right-versus the left-sided mechanical functions of the heart.
- Explain proper electrode placement for EKG monitoring.
- Identify the components of the normal EKG complex.
- Utilize the 5-step method for EKG interpretation.
- Identify the criteria for arrhythmias, clinical significance and treatment modalities.
- Identify the assessment sequence and techniques for pulmonary, cardiac and vascular diseases.
- Describe different types of vascular diseases and their complications.
- Outline diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
- Perform a 12 lead and right-sided EKG.
- Identify frequently used telemetry cardiac drugs, mechanism of action, side effects, adverse effects and nursing considerations.
This class is highly recommended for RNs and LPNs employed in telemetry, step-down units, CCU, ICU, and ER paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, medical students and exercise physiologists.