Advanced Cardiac Arrhythmia

Code: NURS8180

Course description

So, you have been working with monitored clients and feel comfortable with the basic arrhythmias you see on a daily basis. Often you find yourself being puzzled by a complex rhythm strip or have heard about less common arrhythmias and want to find out more about them. If so, this is the course for you. Topics include: mechanisms of arrhythmias, aberrancy vs. ectopy, how certain cardiac drugs and eletroytes affect the ECG, rhythms involving accessory pathways, i.e. WPW or Lown-Ganong-Levine, differentiating narrows vs. wide complex tachycardias. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of these arrhythmias will be discussed. Finally, this course will review methods of cardiac pacing, discuss cardioversion vs. defibrillation and review principles of internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD). This course is part of the Cardiac Care program.

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: NURS8115
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Start Date: Sep. 8, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Classroom
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $186.54
 
End date: Dec. 19, 2020
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: NURS8115
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None
Start Date: Sep. 14, 2020
Day/Time:
Delivery: Fully Online – eConestoga
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $186.54
 
End date: Nov. 29, 2020
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: NURS8115
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Registration dates

Winter 2021 registration opens November 2, 2020. Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021.