Net Continuing Education Antibradycardia Pacemakers is organized by NetCE and will be held during Sep 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses practicing in acute or adult healthcare settings. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 hours for Alabama nurses. AACN Synergy CERP Category A. Credits
Course Description :
The clinical management of the individual requiring pacemaker therapy occurs across a range of settings. Frequently, the patient's need for a pacemaker is identified when the patient presents to a physician's office, ambulatory care setting, or emergency department with a complaint of frequent dizziness, syncopal or near-syncopal episodes, unexplained falls, or increasing signs of heart failure. Implantation of the pacemaker occurs in an acute care setting, where the patient's clinical status and pacemaker function are closely monitored for a short period. Long-term follow-up generally occurs in physicians' offices or ambulatory care settings. Using the recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association, medical indications will be outlined. Preoperative, immediate postoperative, and long-term follow-up care for patients undergoing permanent pacemaker implantation will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on patient education. Topics that will be covered include safe use of home appliances and the issues of electromagnetic interference from sources such as airport security, commercial antitheft devices, cellular phones, and others. The use of biventricular pacemakers/cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for persons with severe heart failure will be explored. Finally, application of the content will be provided through detailed case studies.
Pacemakers are being used with increasing frequency in the United States, and healthcare professionals are likely to encounter patients for whom pacemakers may be indicated. The purpose of this course is to provide basic information on pacemaker therapy, indications for implantation, preprocedure and postprocedure care, identification and management of pacemaker malfunctions, and patient education.
Conference Objectives are :
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe the incidence, history, and trends in permanent pacemaker therapy for adults.
• Review normal cardiac conduction.
• Describe the basic components of an antibradycardia pacemaker system.
• Outline the basic and advanced pacemaker functions.
• Discuss five-digit pacemaker coding systems.
• Discuss the features of single and dual chamber atrial and ventricular demand pacemakers.
• Review symptomatic bradycardia and sinus node dysfunction indications for permanent pacemaker implantation in adults.
• Discuss second- and third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block as indications for permanent pacemaker implantation.
• Identify other potential indications for permanent pacemaker implantation.
• Describe key aspects of patient history that should be included in the diagnosis and evaluation of a patient for permanent pacemaker implantation.
• Discuss diagnostic tests used in the evaluation of a patient for permanent pacemaker implantation.
• List factors that should be considered in the selection of a specific type of pacemaker for an individual patient.
• Briefly describe the preprocedure care and implantation procedure for permanent pacemakers.
• Identify key points involved in monitoring pacemaker function in the postimplantation period.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology