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The Basic Cardiac Monitoring series contains six CE courses:

  • Understanding Fundamentals
  • Setting Up Cardiac Monitors
  • Dysrhythmias of the SA Node and Atria, Part I
  • Dysrhythmias of the SA Node and Atria, Part II
  • Dysrhythmias of the AV Node and Ventricles, Part I
  • Dysrhythmias of the AV Node and Ventricles, Part II
    • Agenda

    • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
    • Study the Terminology.
    • Read the course material.
    • Complete the Learning Activity.
    • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

      The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the dysrhythmias of the SA node and atria, how to identify them from an ECG strip and the appropriate interventions.

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

    • Identify nursing responsibilities when a dysrhythmia is detected.
    • Describe the five steps in analyzing the ECG waveform.
    • Define the main sinus dysrhythmias: sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, sinus arrhythmia, and sinus arrest.
    • Recognize from the ECG waveform the main sinus dysrhythmias and their probable causes.
    • Identify the appropriate interventions for the main sinus dysrhythmias.

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