- Seminar is from 8:00 AM -4:30 PM
- Contact hours: 6.75 CE
- A complete handout will be provided as part of the session. You only need to bring writing utensils. Audio taping is permitted. Use of computers and cell phones during the session are not permitted.
- All information provided is copyright protected and may not be reproduced in any way for distribution.
- Lunch and refreshments will be on your own
- No smoking permitted on the property
- Dress in layers for the session since conference rooms can vary in temperature
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o Phone: 419-305-3043
About the session:
The recognition and treatment of rhythms is an important skill for practicing nurses. This seminar incorporates rhythm recognition not only on rhythm strips, but also on the 12-lead for more complex rhythms. The concepts of axis, QRS configuration, and concordance, are used to distinguish some of the wide complex dysrhythmias. Simple explanations and easy methods of remembering are used to enhance retention of the material and enable the bedside professional to apply it in everyday practice.
The following rhythms and treatment modalities will be covered:
The rhythms covered include rhythms of the SA node, atrial tissue, AV junction, and the various heart blocks. In addition, preexcitation, AV nodal reentry, circus movement tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes, ventricular standstill, aberration, parasystoles, and pacemaker rhythms are covered. Etiologies and treatment aspects of each rhythm are also included. It is helpful if participants have a basic understanding of the 12-lead ECG prior to this session.
1. Describe the physiology and clinical significance of electrical generation and conduction in cardiac tissue and abnormalities which may occur.
2. Recognize the various types of slow rhythms seen in cardiac clients, the distinguishing ECG characteristics, clinical presentation, and appropriate management.
3. Recognize the various rhythm patterns that can be seen in clients with temporary or permanent pacemakers.
4. Identify and initiate appropriate treatment for clients in ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia.
5. Distinguish between the characteristics of the various atrial dysrhythmias and appropriate treatment.
6. Identify the characteristics of the wide versus narrow complex rhythms and appropriate treatment.
7. State the appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment options in clients with pulseless electrical activity or asystole.
8. Describe the causes, clinical presentation, rhythms, and initial management of clients in pulmonary edema and shock.
9. Distinguish between several advanced dysrhythmias which may be seen in clients with coronary artery disease.
10. Identify various cardiac dysrhythmias and appropriate interventions during a rhythm review session.
Recent seminar comments:
“Very interesting class. This will really help me to identify abnormal rhythms and take better care of my patients.”
“Excellent way of making rhythms easier to understand.”
“I understand some of the ways to now distinguish the different types of dysrhythmias. The class gave me some tools to evaluate ECGs and the complex rhythms.”
“This was a great review which will enable me to provide better care for my cardiac patients. I finally understand some rhythms I had been having trouble with.”
“I enjoyed this class very much. It was a great refresher of many rhythms commonly seen and then an invaluable explanation of other rhythms seen, but not necessarily recognized. Reminded me of what I need to spend more time with.”
“Excellent instructor! Extraordinary clinical knowledge with the ability to answer questions in a way that makes understanding easy.”
Educational Concepts, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse’s Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.