Nursing CPD Institute

Introduction to Interpretation of Arrhythmias

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 03 July 2022
The content of this webinar is essential knowledge of any nurse working in the areas of ward telemetry, coronary care, critical care and emergency department. It is also applicable for the ward nurse wanting to upskill their knowledge on the interpretation of arrhythmias.

“Demonstrate how to work out these three parameters: PR interval, QRS width, QT interval”

Course Content

The content of this webinar is essential knowledge of any Nurse working in the areas of ward telemetry, coronary care, critical care and emergency department. It is also applicable for the ward Nurse wanting to upskill their knowledge on the interpretation of arrhythmias. 

If a Nurse agrees to work in any of these areas, the content discussed in this webinar is considered foundational knowledge or essential competencies. Understanding the foundation of electrophysiology and the three parameters or measurements will aid the nurse in recognition of any deviation from the normal.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Identify the three essential parameters (values) that assist with the analysis of a rhythm strip and discuss their significance
  • Demonstrate how to work out these three parameters: PR interval, QRS width, QT interval
  • Discuss the responsibilities of a nurse working in areas where there is telemetry or monitored patients
  • Explain what the nurse would observe on a rhythm strip of a patient who has been admitted with a drug overdose or post-myocardial infarction

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