EKG Interpretation and Response

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EKG Interpretation and Response

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an explanation of terms that are key to understanding dysrhythmias, as well as important information about each type of dysrhythmia. The course provides nurses with information to understand the characteristics and interventional protocols for treating atrial dysrhythmias, junctional dysrhythmias, various types of heart block and ventricular dysrhythmias. This information is extremely valuable to the nurse's ability to identify and analyze these conditions when they occur in patients.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the 7-Step Method to analyzing dysrhythmias
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus dysrhythmias
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus arrhythmia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus bradycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus pause, sinus arrest and sinus block
  • Define and assess the characteristics of premature atrial contractions
  • Define and assess the characteristics of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of atrial fibrillation
  • Define and assess the characteristics of atrial flutter
  • Define and assess the characteristics of a junctional rhythm
  • Define and assess the characteristics of a junctional tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of the different types of heart block, including Mobitz type I and Mobitz type II
  • Define and assess the characteristics of premature ventricular contractions
  • Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular fibrillation
  • Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular asystole
  • Define and assess the characteristics of pulseless electrical activity
  • Explain and execute the responsibilities involved in caring for patients with various types of dysrhythmias

Intended Audience

The course was designed for nurses.

1.0 CE for Nurses

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