Cardiac Catheterization: Complications and Common Mistakes


This is the last presentation and in six part webinar series. This program is for both new staff in the cardiac catheterization lab and for the more experienced staff to prepare for the RCIS examination. The program is comprehensive, beginning with a review of the anatomy and physiology, the basic and more advanced waveform analysis, the identification of shunts and the treatment modality. This program reviews the right heart catheterization, left heart catheterization, and interventional equipment descriptions and uses. The differentiation of coronary balloons, wires, and stents will be discussed. Commonly used cardiac medications are reviewed along with their effects and side effects.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-AM-RN576F
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify common complications that occur during a cardiac catheterization or a coronary intervention.
Delineate left heart catheterization waveforms.
Identify valvular disorders based on cardiac waveforms.
Describe how disease processes affect cardiac pressures.
Identify the need for emergency equipment readily available.
Verbalize the rational for the use of radial versus femoral cardiac catheterizations.
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