Nursing: Life Threatening ECG Rhythms: Recognition and Interpretation
23.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
Monitored patients and their primary care providers have an expectation that nurses working on monitor units will be competent in assessing the ECG rhythm and responding appropriately to changes in rate and rhythm.  This course serves as an overview of rhythms that may be life-threatening, either immediately or over the longer term for health care providers who have an understanding of cardiac structure, function, the basic features of the most common cardiac rhythms, and basic patient assessment skills.  The course reviews many life-threatening dysrhythmias and the appropriate initial nursing interventions for each. Confidence in ECG rhythm interpretation skills will help you communicate accurately with other members of the health care team and provide excellent patient care.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe features of dysrhythmias that make them dangerous or potentially dangerous.
  • Accurately recognize potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Describe appropriate nursing interventions for patients with life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Recognize and describe appropriate nursing interventions for the patient with early hyperkalemia, suspected acute myocardial infarction, tricyclic antidepressant overdose, and increased intracranial pressure.
  • List ways nurses can be better prepared to respond to cardiac dysrhythmia emergencies.

About the Author:
Dawn Altman, RN, has been teaching ECG interpretation to health care providers for over 35 years. After a long career as an Emergency Department nurse and Paramedic clinical instructor, she worked in a large full-service cardiac hospital. Ms. Altman is an accomplished instructor who teaches basic ECG interpretation, as well as more advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation. In 1986, she authored an ECG textbook (under the name Dawn Bean). She now administers a website designed to provide free teaching materials for other ECG instructors.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Life Threatening ECG Rhythms: Recognition and Interpretation - N33533

23.95
About the Course:
Monitored patients and their primary care providers have an expectation that nurses working on monitor units will be competent in assessing the ECG rhythm and responding appropriately to changes in rate and rhythm.  This course serves as an overview of rhythms that may be life-threatening, either immediately or over the longer term for health care providers who have an understanding of cardiac structure, function, the basic features of the most common cardiac rhythms, and basic patient assessment skills.  The course reviews many life-threatening dysrhythmias and the appropriate initial nursing interventions for each. Confidence in ECG rhythm interpretation skills will help you communicate accurately with other members of the health care team and provide excellent patient care.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe features of dysrhythmias that make them dangerous or potentially dangerous.
  • Accurately recognize potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Describe appropriate nursing interventions for patients with life-threatening dysrhythmias.
  • Recognize and describe appropriate nursing interventions for the patient with early hyperkalemia, suspected acute myocardial infarction, tricyclic antidepressant overdose, and increased intracranial pressure.
  • List ways nurses can be better prepared to respond to cardiac dysrhythmia emergencies.

About the Author:
Dawn Altman, RN, has been teaching ECG interpretation to health care providers for over 35 years. After a long career as an Emergency Department nurse and Paramedic clinical instructor, she worked in a large full-service cardiac hospital. Ms. Altman is an accomplished instructor who teaches basic ECG interpretation, as well as more advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation. In 1986, she authored an ECG textbook (under the name Dawn Bean). She now administers a website designed to provide free teaching materials for other ECG instructors.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.