Course description

Diseases of the heart affect a large percentage of the North American population. Members of health care professions need to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the most common basic arrhythmias to practice effectively. This course provides an introduction to basic arrhythmias covering topics such as cardiac physiology, lead placement, identification of sinus rhythms, mechanisms of common arrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and life-threatening arrhythmias. Significant nursing interventions to deal with these arrhythmias will be addressed. The solid theoretical base derived from this course is useful for those requiring a formalized introductory course, a review of basic arrhythmias or as the first course toward a certificate program in Cardiovascular Nursing or Critical Care Nursing

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Start Date: Jul. 3, 2022
End date: Sep. 17, 2022
Campus: Online
Cost: $186.54
Start Date: Jul. 31, 2022
End date: Oct. 15, 2022
Campus: Online
Cost: $186.54

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery