Knowledge of cardiac electrophysiology is essential for developing skill in cardiac rhythm interpretation. This course discusses the principles of cardiac electrophysiology. By understanding the types and properties of cardiac cells that contribute to cardiac activity as well as the each cell type’s specific characteristics you will have the foundation for understanding arrhythmia formation.
- Identify three ways in which a cardiac muscle fiber can be stimulated.
- Explain the events that occur within mechanical and electrical cardiac cells during depolarization, repolarization and polarization.
- Discuss the functions of electrical and mechanical cells related to cell structure and typical characteristics.
- Describe three mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia formation.
- Reviews normal conduction and rhythms with animations.
- Interactive images that help promote learning.
- Second course that should be completed in a series of 13 courses in the Arrhythmia Recognition library
- Approved for 0.5 CNE contact hours
- Appropriate for clinicians in PICU, NICU, ED and acute care units caring for cardiac patients
NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.