Arrhythmia Recognition

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The Arrhythmia Recognition Class (ARC) will be offered in a three session progressive style program.

This class is designed for the care provider in a clinical setting to identify clinical significance when caring for a patient.  Not all rhythms will look the same, as such we will focus on understanding the criteria for each specific rhythm rather than teaching pattern recognition.

Below are the descriptions for each section of the class.

ARC Session 1

ECG interpretation is a skill that requires an understanding of cardiac A&P to truly understand what you will identify when looking at a cardiac monitor.  This class is designed to allow the participant to take an active role through discussion and rhythm strip interpretation

We will begin with a standard Chest Pain Protocol and progress into an overview of Cardiac A & P to include flow of blood through the heart, the conduction pathway, actional potential of a cardiac cell and coronary artery distribution to the heart.  

We will then progress into the cardiac monitor, waves and measurements that are imperative to correctly interpret an ECG rhythm  

The final component of the class will allow the participants to practice the “5 Step Approach” of rhythm interpretation on ECG strips that will be supplied

Whether you are an experienced provider or new to ECG interpretation the class is designed to allow all participants to gain information that will be new or a relevant review of information that may have been forgotten.
 
Objectives:
After completion the participant will be able to:

  1. List the steps of the “Chest Pain Protocol”.
  2. Label the flow of blood through the heart.
  3. List the parts of the conduction system in order and describe the importance of each part.
  4. Understand the action potential of a cardiac cell.
  5. Describe the normal parameters for waves and measurements on an ECG strip.
  6. Successfully measure and identify the measurements on a rhythm strip using the “5 Step Approach”.

Intended audience:    Any allied health professional that will be in a position to accurately interpret an ECG for a patient.


ARC Session 2

ECG interpretation will be identified in six different areas of the heart.
This class will be focused on going through each type of rhythm to include: Sinus – Atrial – Junctional - Heart Block – Ventricular – Paced rhythms using the 5 Step Approach to interpretation.  This will also cover S / S that may be noted to identify a symptomatic patient.

The student will be very involved as we will interpret a large number of rhythms that will be supplied for ECG practice

The new and experienced provider will benefit from the hands on approach to rhythm interpretation from a large library of ECG’s.

Objectives:
After completion the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify rhythms correctly using criteria for each specific rhythm
  2. Differentiate from the six types of rhythms we will cover.
  3. List the S / S noted that allow the provider to identify a patient who hemodynamically compromised.

Intended audience:    Any allied health professional that will be in a position to accurately interpret an ECG for a patient.

ARC Session 3

The final part of the ARC class will be an extremely interactive session. Using case presentations the participant will utilize assessment skills and ECG interpretation to develop a specific treatment plan for the patient.  We will cover pharmacology, electrical therapy and airway management interventions to allow for the best outcome for the patient

The student will be very involved as we will interpret a large number of rhythms that will be supplied for ECG practice

The new and experienced provider will benefit from the hands on approach of rhythm interpretation, pharmacology and use of an appropriate algorithm to manage the patient.

Objectives:
After completion the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify ECG rhythms that cause hemodynamic instability.
  2. Identify the correct pharmacologic intervention for the compromised patient.
  3. Describe the pharmacology of specific medications for a given situation to include the following: classification, action, indications, contraindications, side effects, dose, route and how supplied.
  4. Describe the indication and correct use of electrical therapy in a given situation to include: Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Transcutaneous Pacing
  5. Develop a treatment plan for the patient in an acute setting who is hemodynamically compromised to include: Airway management – Venous access – Fluid therapy – Pharmacology – Electrical therapy

Intended audience:    Any allied health professional that will be in a position to accurately interpret an ECG for a patient.

$125.00

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