Keeping the Beat - 16-GANN-F3-0115

Keeping the Beat

Pacemaker Therapy Grows More Important as the Population Ages

by Jill Lucca, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, FPCNA and Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P and Anne Marie Meyer, MSN, RN, C-FNP, CCDS
16-GANN-F3-0115
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

Pacemakers can be life-changing devices that assist the electrical activity of a patient’s heart rhythm. They may provide relief of symptoms associated with many heart rhythm disturbances and improve functional status. Some devices may improve a patient’s quality of life. Pacemakers — temporary or permanent — can sense a patient’s heart activity and produce an electrical stimulus (pace) when the heart fails to beat on its own. This electrical impulse may create a myocardial contraction as directed by timing of the heart and the programmable pacemaker. The risk that the heart’s electrical conduction system will become degenerative increases with age, which results in electrical alterations that may be best managed with pacemaker therapy. The geriatric population continues to be the fastest-growing age group in the U.S., with patients older than 65 accounting for more than 85% of pacemakers implanted.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to provide EMS professionals with general information about indications for pacemaker insertion, the way in which pacemakers function, and the important elements of patient education after insertion of a pacemaker. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain basic information about pacemaker function
  • Describe three indications for pacemaker insertion
  • Evaluate basic pacemaker malfunctions
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
 
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
 
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Advanced

Course Originally Released on: 11/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/16/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Jose R - Lynwood, CA  ·  Jan 08, 2017
Pretty good course will recommended to coworkers.
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Karen W - los angeles, CA  ·  Jan 02, 2017
its okay,just had to take more time.i spent to much time on a question
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teresa w - sacramento, CA  ·  Dec 29, 2016
these tests are the best
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Eric P - Lake Forest, CA  ·  Dec 17, 2016
great course. can read it again
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parker c - westminster, CA  ·  Dec 14, 2016
this was a good test. I would take this test again.
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