Interventions for Dysrhythmias: Step II

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
SPInterventions for Dysrhythmias: Step IISpecialty Courses Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

2014 Registration Dates – Click on desired date below:

March 13, 2014
July 21, 2014
September 23, 2014
December 15, 2014

Description and Target Audience: This workshop is designed to provide health care professionals with the tools to assure that accurate interpretation of cardiac rhythms will be made, that life-threatening situations will be recognized and that the appropriate nursing interventions will be initiated for patients. Nurses and respiratory therapists would benefit from attending this program.  Basic rhythm interpretation skills are required to attend this course.

Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the heart and the cardiac conduction system.
2. Explain the impulse formation and conduction system of the heart.
3. Relate the impulse formation and conduction system of the heart to the EKG deflections.
4. Discuss cardiac dysrhythmia waveforms.
5. Correlate appropriate nursing response for each dysrhythmia.
6. Discuss indication for use, action and dosage of drugs associated with dysrhythmias and resuscitation protocols.
7. Explain the major elements of cardiac electrophysiology.

Faculty
Carol Bland, RN, BSN
Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center

Cathy Sherrer, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C
Enterprise Educator
Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center
We reserve the right to substitute educators.

Agenda:
7:45am-8:00: Registration
8:00-8:15: Pretest
8:15-9:00: Anatomy & Physiology of the Cardiac System
9:00-9:15: Break
9:15-10:00: Electrophysiology & Cardiac Monitoring
10:00-12:00: Brady-dysrhythmias
12:00-12:45: Lunch (on your own)
12:45-1:45: Tachydysrhythmias
1:45-2:00: Break
2:00-3:15: Ventricular Tachycardias, Ventricular Fibrillation, & Asystole
3:15-3:45: Dysrhythmia Management in Heart Failure
3:45-4:15: Post-test
4:15-4:30: Questions/Discussion
4:30pm: Evaluations/Statements of Credit/Adjourn

Testing: None

Course Length: 8 Hours

Certification Length: None

Includes: Course Syllabus

Fee: $135.00

Educational Credit:
CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • 7.25 Contact Hours

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met.  Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance.  Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends.  In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.  Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.