Cardiology

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Advanced Cardiac Monitoring: Determining Electrical Axis

Product code: M095        

Overview:

Describes how to determine the electrical axis of the heart using the 12-lead ECG. Illustrates six frontal plane lead positions and charges using original graphics. Identifies vector direction, based on QRS deflection and presents a method to calculate its net deflection. Demonstrates the step-by-step process to determine electrical axis using actual ECGs and discusses causes of axis deviation. Emphasizes patient assessment, accurate documentation and comparison of ECG findings in the evaluation of axis deviation.

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Advanced Cardiac Monitoring: Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances

Product code: M096        

Overview:

Identifies ECG changes associated with intraventricular conduction disturbances. Discusses the normal process of synchronous ventricular activation and anatomic differences of bundle branches. Emphasizes the clinical significance of right and left bundle branch blocks. Differentiates between bifascicular, trifascicular and bilateral bundle branch blocks. Demonstrates detection of the onset of intraventricular conduction disturbances and determining the area involved through the use of actual ECGs.

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Advanced Cardiac Monitoring: Ventricular Ectopy vs. Aberrancy

Product code: M097        

Overview:

Assesses the cardiac waveform to distinguish clinically insignificant changes from those warranting immediate intervention. Focuses on differentiation between ventricular ectopy and aberrancy through authentic examples of rhythm strips and 12-lead ECGs. Describes action potential phases of the cardiac ventricular cells and explains the difference between normal cardiac impulse conduction and ventricular ectopic impulse conduction.

Compares right bundle branch block aberration to left ventricular ectopy and left bundle branch block aberration to right ventricular ectopy. Defines Torsades de Pointes, its causes and management.

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Basic Cardiac Monitoring: Dysrhythmias of the AV Node and Ventricles

Product code: M112        

Overview:

Presents four dysrhythmias originating in the AV node and four originating in the ventricles. For each dysrhythmia, the program illustrates characteristic waveforms and presents nursing actions and medical interventions.

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Basic Cardiac Monitoring: Dysrhythmias of the SA Node and Atria

Product code: M111        

Overview:

Discusses cardiac dysrhythmias of the sinoatrial node and the atria. Presents the importance of dysrhythmias and the nursing responsibilities, including evaluation of the patient and the dysrhythmia.

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Basic Cardiac Monitoring: Setting Up Cardiac Monitors

Product code: M110        

Overview:

Demonstrates the operation of the bedside cardiac monitor, the central station monitor and telemetry. Explains programming the central station monitor and shows preparation of the patient and the equipment for telemetry.

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Basic Cardiac Monitoring: Understanding Fundamentals

Product code: M109        

Overview:

Introduces cardiac monitoring and the ECG, relating the cardiac cycle to the specific features of the ECG waveforms. Shows the 12-lead ECG; explains the Lead I and Modified Lead I configurations. Demonstrates the proper procedure for applying electrodes to the patient.

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Call to Action: What to Do When a Patient Codes

Product code: 78806        

Overview:

Nurses are required to regularly participate in mock code exercises for respiratory and cardiac arrest (code blue) and respiratory arrest alone (code purple) in different settings. This program demonstrates code situations and describes in detail the appropriate responses required. While it is not a substitute for participation in a mock code, it is a valuable tool to help nurses respond to codes confidently and successfully.

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Cardiac Catheterization

Product code: M007        

Overview:

Discusses treatment modalities and highlights key aspects of the various procedures and results.

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EKG Interpretation and Response: Anatomy of the Heart, Reading an EKG

Product code: 78805AR    Copyright © 2015
    


Overview:
This course provides a brief summary and overview of the heart's components and functional properties as background for a discussion about electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation. It also provides guidance on calculating heart rate on the EKG, autonomic nervous system effects, and how to assess sinus rhythm.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the heart's electrophysiologic properties, electrical conduction and mechanical response systems
  • Interpret normal EKG waveforms
  • Calculate heart rate on the EKG
  • Assess the effects of the autonomic nervous system
  • Assess normal sinus rhythm

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EKG Interpretation and Response: Atrial Dysrhythmias, Junctional Dysrhythmias, Heart Block

Product code: 78805CS    Copyright © 2015
    


OVERVIEW:
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information that is key to understanding the characteristics and interventional protocols for treating atrial dysrhythmias, junctional dysrhythmias and the various types of heart block. This information is extremely valuable to the nurse's ability to identify and analyze these conditions when they occur in patients.

Objectives:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define and assess the characteristics of premature atrial contractions
  • Define and assess the characteristics of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of atrial fibrillation
  • Define and assess the characteristics of atrial flutter
  • Define and assess the characteristics of a junctional rhythm
  • Define and assess the characteristics of a junctional tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of the different types of heart block, including Mobitz type I and Mobitz type II

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EKG Interpretation and Response: Sinus Dysrhythmias

Product code: 78805BR    Copyright © 2015
    

OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an explanation of terms that are key to understanding dysrhythmias, as well as important information about each type of dysrhythmia. This information is extremely valuable to the nurse's ability to identify and analyze sinus dysrhythmias when they occur in patients.

 

OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

 

  • Explain the 7-Step Method to analyzing dysrhythmias
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus dysrhythmias
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus arrhythmia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus bradycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus tachycardia
  • Define and assess the characteristics of sinus pause, sinus arrest and sinus block

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EKG Interpretation and Response: Ventricular Dysrhythmias and Patient Care

Product code: 78805DT    Copyright © 2017
    

OVERVIEW:
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information that is key to understanding the characteristics and general treatment protocols for different types of ventricular dysrhythmias. It also covers the general responsibilities that nurses have in caring for patients with dysrhythmias. This information is extremely valuable to the nurse's role in identifying and managing these conditions when they occur.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, you should be able to:

•    Define and assess the characteristics of premature ventricular contractions
•    Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular tachycardia
•    Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular fibrillation
•    Define and assess the characteristics of ventricular asystole
•    Define and assess the characteristics of pulseless electrical activity
•    Explain and execute the responsibilities involved in caring for patients with various types of dysrhythmias

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The Code Cart

Product code: 78596        

Overview:

This program will evaluate the equipment and supplies within and on the code cart. Both a laryngoscope and pre-loaded syringe will be assembled for use. Proper placement of the code cart at a resuscitation scene will be shown and the proper procedure for validating the contents and condition of equipment on the code cart will be demonstrated.

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