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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 material is organized around the following categories:

    • Introduction
    • Explaining the Procedure
    • Checking the Equipment
    • Applying the Electrodes
    • Obtaining a Clear Waveform
    • Setting the Alarm
    • Recording the ECG
    • Marquette Monitor
    • Setting the Alarm on the Marquette Monitor
    • Waveform Problems
    • Responding to the Alarm
    • Central Station Monitor
    • Telemetry
    • Conclusion

      The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of bedside cardiac monitors, how to set them up and adjust their settings.

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

    • Identify the purpose of bedside cardiac monitoring.
    • Identify bedside monitor controls and the alarm limits.
    • Describe seven common waveform problems, and possible interventions.
    • Identify the purpose of the central station monitor.
    • Describe how to connect the patient to telemetry equipment.

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