Atrial Rhythms

 

The ECG is a tool of remarkable clinical power; it can be mastered with ease and can provide helpful and even vital information in a wide range of situations. One glance at an ECG can diagnose an evolving myocardial infarction, identify a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia, pinpoint the chronic effects of sustained hypertension or the acute effects of a massive pulmonary embolus, or determine the likelihood of underlying coronary artery disease in a patient with chest pain. One must remember that the ECG is only a tool and, like all tools, is only as capable as its user. The purpose of this course is to understand the characteristics of atrial arrhythmias and ectopics as well as the associated clinical implications. 

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-AC-0-AR

Certificates

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-AR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the characteristics of atrial rhythms.
Distinguish the identifying features of atrial arrthythmias.
Describe the clinical implications of atrial rhythms.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



A. About This Course



B. Learning Objectives



Section 2: Premature Atrial Contractions



A. Overview of Premature Atrial Contractions



B. The P Wave Axis



C. Premature Atrial Contractions and the PR Interval



D. The Pause



E. Hidden and Blocked Premature Atrial Contraction



Section 3: Wandering Atrial Pacemaker



A. Classically defined



B. Clinically defined



Section 4: Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia



A. Definition of Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia



B. Characteristics of Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia



Section 5: Atrial Flutter



A. Overview of Atrial Flutter



B. The Making of the “Saw-Tooth” Pattern



C. Recognizing Atrial Flutter



Section 6: Atrial Fibrillation



A. Overview of Atrial Fibrillation



B. f Waves and the Ventricular Response



C. Complex Morphology



D. Clinical Implications



Section 7: ECG Review



Section 8: Conclusion



A. Course Contributors



B. Resources



C. References



D. Disclaimers



E. Congratulations


Expert Reviewer: David Hoeft, MD
David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. Disclosure: David Hoeft, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Disclosure: Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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