- Seminar is from 9:00 AM -4:00 PM
- Contact hours: 5. 5 CE
- A complete handout will be provided as part of the session. You only need to bring writing utensils. Audio taping is permitted. Use of computers and cell phones during the session are not permitted.
- All information provided is copyright protected and may not be reproduced in any way for distribution.
- Lunch and refreshments will be on your own.
- No smoking permitted on the property.
- Dress in layers for the session since conference rooms can vary in temperature.
- For more information you may contact us by e-mail (preferred) or phone. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 419-305-3043
About the session:
The analysis of dysrhythmias is an important part of the care of cardiac patients. While many professionals take a basic class and begin reading monitors, there are numerous rhythms which were not covered in that initial class or that require a higher level of knowledge to interpret.
This seminar reviews the physiology involved in the electrical system of the heart and then explains the mechanism behind the formation of rhythms. Participants will get a more advanced understanding of some of the basic rhythms learned before and some rarely seen (or not recognized) rhythms.
Other rhythms include some of the more difficult ones such as AV dissociation, parasystoles, aberration and rate dependent bundle branch blocks. In addition, some aspects of 12-lead ECG interpretation will be reviewed and then applied to the interpretation of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias, including those involving accessory pathways. Pacemaker rhythms are reviewed such as normal function, problems with sensing and capture, and biventricular pacing.
(Please note: This seminar is an advanced level session. Participants should have a basic understanding of dysrhythmias prior to attending. 12-lead ECG knowledge is also helpful but not mandatory.)
- Describe the physiology and clinical significance of electrical generation and conduction in cardiac tissue.
- Identify the potential treatment options used in patients with dysrhythmias.
- Verbalize an enhanced understanding of some of the more common dysrhythmias.
- Identify some of the more rarely seen dysrhythmias caused by changes in conduction and automaticity.
- Verbalize the ability to recognize the characteristics of complex supraventricular dysrhythmias.
- State the difference between the ventricular dysrhythmias and other wide complex tachycardias.
- Recognize the various rhythm patterns that can be seen in patients with temporary or permanent pacemakers.
Recent seminar comments:
“This was a great review which will enable me to provide better care for my cardiac patients. I have been reading rhythms for a long time and I finally understand some I had been having trouble with.”
“I enjoyed this class very much. It was a great refresher of many rhythms commonly seen with an advanced understanding of them. Some of the advanced rhythms, I have seen but was unable to recognize.”
“Fantastic refresher course with advanced material presented to further my knowledge. Very interesting and educational and presented in a way I could understand it!”
“I was not aware of some of these types of rhythms but I know we do see them in our patients. This is a complex topic that I will need to go back and review and then continue to look at rhythm strips. Thank you for presenting this class!”
“Thank you for a very professional and excellent class! I gained a lot of knowledge in this session that I will continue to develop. I never realized how important looking at multiple leads was in rhythm analysis!”
Cynthia M. Liette, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Ms. Liette has been a nurse for more than 35 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including intensive/ coronary care, emergency room, medical-surgical units, and supervision. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Chief Clinical Officer in a rural health care system. She has been an educator for practicing nurses, nursing students, and paramedics for more than 30 years while still maintaining a clinical practice. Her numerous seminars consistently receive excellent reviews from all levels of health professionals.
She holds a Master’s Degree from Wright State University in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health track and is Board Certified as a CNS.
She is the owner and president of BrainyNurses.com by Educational Concepts, LLC. She has authored a successful pharmacology series and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Nurse Refresher and Nurse Internship programs, Critical Care courses, 12-Lead ECG and Rhythm Interpretation, IV therapy, and Lab and ABG Interpretation, She is also the author of three certification courses for Medical Surgical nurses, Cardiac Vascular nurses and Critical Care nurses.
As an educator and nursing instructor, she has authored The Pearls for NCLEX Review which is offered at campus locations and is available on-line. The course is unique because it teaches students test taking strategies and gives them a comprehensive review of all the knowledge necessary to be successful on the exam and in their practice. The study guide which is written for the course condenses all the possible review books into one book for the student to study from. In addition to the written material and helpful pneumonics, students are presented with over 1,200 visuals of assessment and disease pathology to reinforce learning.
Ms. Liette is a member of Sigma Theta Tau – National Nursing Honor Society, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Educational Concepts, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse’s Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.