Weathering the Electrical Storm of Atrial Fibrillation - CMA408

Weathering the Electrical Storm of Atrial Fibrillation

by Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.6 / 366 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most commonly diagnosed abnormal heart rhythm and affects 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017) (Kumar, 2019). It is most common in those over the age of 65. In fact, about 9% of the geriatric population has AFib compared to 2% who are younger. Stroke is a major risk in patients with AFib. Both the condition of AFib and medications used to treat it are associated with safety risks, for which certified medical assistants (CMAs) should be familiar and understand strategies for preventing patient harm.


The content in this course is applicable to certified medical assistants.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Recognize anatomical and physiological factors associated with atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss risk factors and symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation.
  • List at least two complications of atrial fibrillation.
  • Identify treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  • Explain patient safety risks associated with atrial fibrillation and interventions for mitigating risks.

Approval Information
This course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical continuing education unit(s) (approval # 137616 for 1/1/20 to 12/31/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 8/18/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/17/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Sarfaz H - Hayward, CA  ·  May 22, 2020
Very good interesting
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Alma S - pleasant hill, CA  ·  May 11, 2020
practical useful great course
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Erika W - Phoenix, AZ  ·  May 07, 2020
very helpful information
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Gaynel P - Urbandale, IA  ·  May 06, 2020
Good basic information regarding Afib/CVA
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Lisa T - San Leandro, CA  ·  May 05, 2020
This was a very good course and the learning methods was effective. the content added to my knowledge. I learned a great deal from this course.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00