Weathering the Electrical Storm of AF - CMA408

Weathering the Electrical Storm of AF

by Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN and Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC
(4.6 / 54 ratings )

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

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Atrial fibrillation is a major health, social, and economic problem affecting more than 2.5 million American adults. It’s becoming increasingly common as the population ages, with nearly 13.7% of people older than 80 affected. AF may be described by the ventricular response or by duration. A common complication of AF is stroke. Depending on the circumstances, AF can be treated with medications, such as anticoagulants and antiarrhythmics; cardioversion; and radiofrequency ablation with pacemaker. Patients undergoing cardioversion must be adequately anticoagulated when possible to prevent thromboembolism. Healthcare providers as a team should be able to recognize this common dysrhythmia, understand the etiologies and pathogenesis, and collaborate to educate patients about treatment options so they may make sound, evidence-based decisions about their treatment.


The goal of this program is to provide certified medical assistants with information about the incidence, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of atrial fibrillation. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the mechanical events associated with AF with respect to cardiac anatomy and typical features of this dysrhythmia
  • Identify the diagnostic approach to defining etiological factors for AF
  • Understand treatment strategies for AF

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 # 134749 for 12/1/18 to 11/30/19). 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: 8/18/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/30/2019

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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Julie R - Tower City, PA  ·  Jan 13, 2019
very educational and informative
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Tawanna B - Charleston, SC  ·  Jan 11, 2019
helpful information, easy to understand
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Jayna M - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Jan 06, 2019
This helps MA's working with cardiologist offices. It lets you know some things about Afib that you might not normally come into contact with.
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Junior S - EL PASO, TX  ·  Jan 03, 2019
yes, helps to refresh and stay updated.
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Judy L - Oakes, ND  ·  Jan 03, 2019
Very clear, easy to follow information on AF.
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00