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, in accordance with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Heart Association’s ACLS guidelines. Course includes detailed, in-depth review of clinical diagnosis and treatment of the cardiac patient.
Some of the Objectives Include:
- 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.
Who Should Attend:
- Anyone who wishes to work in:
• Critical care
• Stepdown units
• Special Procedures
- RNs who would like to expand their marketability
The course fee is $315 for 29.4 Contact Hours. A comprehensive course workbook will be provided on the first day of class.