Title: UnderstandingEKG Online Clinical Telemetry Course ONA ID# 17161
Author: Melissa L. Campagna, RN, BSN
Purpose of this course: To provide licensed healthcare professionals with information regarding how to interpret EKG readings and care for telemetry patients in a clinical setting.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for all licensed healthcare professionals with a focus on those working in areas with telemetry-monitored patients such as ICU, surgery, special procedures, endoscopy, interventional radiology, and basic telemetry hospital units.
1) Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology of cardiac conduction.
2) Identify cardiac medication classes and their uses.
3) Identify basic normal EKG waveform morphology and be able to measure and analyze each wave and segment.
4) Describe the distinguishing features of, clinical picture of, and associated treatments for each basic dysrhythmia.
Author Melissa Campagna, planner Vincent Campagna, and content expert Patricia Hyland have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses' Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.