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Cardiac Rhythm Assessment and Management
Cardiac Rhythm Assessment and Management

Complete this course to earn 1 CPD hour

Describes the major arrhythmias encountered in critical care, electrical therapies, assessments and patient management

Many critically ill patients experience cardiac arrhythmias. These typically compromise cardiovascular performance to some extent and may be temporary, recurrent, or permanent.

Bradyasystolic arrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias may present as – or progress to – cardiac arrest. Physiological effects of tachyarrhythmias include increased myocardial oxygen demand occurring simultaneously with reduced oxygen delivery, with scope for resultant myocardial ischaemia.

The metabolic impact of compromising arrhythmias is effectively the same as the outcomes of shock from other aetiogies, and includes reduced oxygen delivery and consumption, increased oxygen extraction and lactic acidosis.

Completing the Cardiac Rhythm Assessment and Management CPD module gives you an overview of the major arrhythmias encountered in critical care, along with their causes, ECG features, impact and management.

You will also learn about the electrical therapies used, such as temporary and permanent pacing, implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies, arrhythmia ablation procedures and external cardioversion, along with their electrocardiographic and clinical assessments and patient management.

Nursepoint’s Cardiac Rhythm Assessment and Management CPD module features practice questions and reflective practice questions to provide a framework for your continued professional development. This not only helps you define a learning plan, but also satisfies the CPD requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Completing this online module accumulates one hour of CPD for nurses.


Content derived from Cardiovascular Alterations and Management by Robyn Gallagher and Andrea Driscoll in ACCCN’s Critical Care Nursing 2e by Elliot, Aitken and Chaboyer