Essential Rhythm Interpretation Skills for Nurses
Digital Seminar

Essential Rhythm Interpretation Skills for Nurses


Faculty:
Marcia Gamaly
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 15, 2018
Product Code:
POS077625
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Take away 8 essential steps to accurate rhythm interpretation
  • Learn how to interpret rhythms with a live Nurse
  • Educator – NOT an online module
  • Update your knowledge on the treatments and interventions for common & uncommon rhythms
  • So . . . you have taken a rhythm class but STILL struggle with interpretation?
  • Take charge of your practice! Don’t rely on a monitor technician to read your rhythms

Your patient has just arrived onto the unit, and you are placing them on the remote telemetry pack. The telemetry monitor at the nursing station is ringing loudly, and you hear your name being called about your patient’s rhythm. Panic sets in…. Will you be able to correctly interpret the rhythm?!

Learn from nurse clinician, Marcia Gamaly, PhD(c), MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN, during this unique learning opportunity. Through analysis of actual patient rhythm strips, you will return to work with new insights that will dramatically impact patient care outcomes.

  • Don’t fear calls from the physician asking what the patient’s rhythm is! Improve your skills so
  • you can accurately respond to physician questions.
  • Develop confidence in your rhythm interpretation – for every complicated patient entrusted to your care.
  • Anticipate medications and interventions needed for a variety of rhythms.
  • Improve patient outcomes through quick identification and management of arrhythmias.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology (Self-Study)

This self-study program offers 60 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 1.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

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

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 03/15/2021.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Handouts

Faculty

Marcia Gamaly Related seminars and products: 11


Marcia Gamaly, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN, has over twenty years of nursing experience at the bedside and in staff development. Marcia currently works as a clinical nurse educator at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In her current role, she oversees and plans the educational needs for over 250 nurses and support staff on a variety of units, including a step-down, neuro-tele and medical-surgical units. She has developed and presented on a variety of topics including certification courses for critical care, progressive care, medical-surgical, oncology and emergency nursing. Other presentations include telemetry skills day, medical-surgical skills day, cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, post-operative care and heart failure. Additionally, Marcia is an instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ASLS and works as a per-diem emergency department staff nurse.

She is a doctoral student at Villanova University, with a research interest in bariatrics. She is certified in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, emergency nursing, and professional staff development. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Marcia combines her role in clinical education with hands-on experience to deliver a high-level learning opportunity that is patient-focused and outcome-driven. The meaningful insights she has to share will be applied easily at the bedside to improve your own care of patients!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marcia Gamaly has an employment relationship with St. Mary Medical Center and Lower Bucks Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marcia Gamaly is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses; America Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Nurses Association; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; and Emergency Nurses Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Describe accurate telemetry lead placement and daily management.
  2. Formulate strategies to minimize alarm fatigue.
  3. Compare and contrast sinus and atrial rhythms.
  4. Distinguish differences between life-threatening arrhythmias.
  5. Plan for the administration of emergency medications to terminate lethal arrhythmias.
  6. Discriminate between stable and unstable cardiac rhythms.
  7. Plan appropriate nursing care for the patient experiencing unstable tachycardias.
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to treat selected arrhythmias.

 

Outline

  • Telemetry lead placement and management
    • Appropriate placement for 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-lead systems
    • VIDEO: Lead placement
    • Current recommendations for lead management
  • Alarm management
    • Patient safety issue
    • Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal
    • VIDEO: Tips to minimize alarming
  • Rhythm interpretation
    • Cardiac anatomy
    • Cardiac conduction system
    • Measurement tips
    • 8 steps to interpretation
  • Sinus rhythms
    • Sinus rhythm
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Sinus arrhythmia
    • Sinus blocks and sinus arrest
    • VIDEO: Pacer pad placement
  • Atrial rhythms
    • Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs)
    • Atrial tachycardia
    • Atrial flutter
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Wandering Atrial Pacemaker (WAP)
    • VIDEO: Cardioversion
  • Junctional rhythms
    • Junctional rhythm
    • Accelerated junctional
    • Junctional tachycardia
    • Junctional escape beat
    • Premature Junctional Contractions (PJCs)
  • Ventricular rhythms
    • Ventricular rhythm
    • Accelerated ventricular
    • Ventricular tachycardia
    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
    • Torsades de Pointes
    • Ventricular fibrillation
    • Asystole
    • VIDEO: Code 99 management
    • VIDEO: Defibrillation
  • Heart blocks
    • 1st degree
    • 2nd degree – Type I
    • 2nd degree – Type II
    • 3rd degree
    • VIDEO: Transcutaneous pacemaker management
  • Pacemakers
    • A-paced
    • V-paced
    • AV-paced

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists

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