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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Starts: Oct. 2, 2023
Ends: Dec. 17, 2023
Campus: Online
Cost: $186.54
Starts: Nov. 6, 2023
Ends: Jan. 21, 2024
Campus: Online
Cost: $186.54
Starts: Dec. 4, 2023
Ends: Feb. 18, 2024
Campus: Online
Cost: $186.54

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.

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, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

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