Quelling Atrial Chaos: Current Approaches to Managing Atrial Fibrillation

Liza A. Prudente, MSN, RN, ACNP-C

 

Overview:

How up-to-date is your knowledge base? The most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AF), is reaching epidemic proportions. No matter where you practice, you're bound to care for patients with AF.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them better care for patients with atrial fibrillation.


Objectives:

1. Explain the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF).
2. Identify how to assess a patient for AF.
3. Differentiate heart rate control and heart rhythm control in AF management.
4. Discuss nursing interventions for patients with AF.


Author:

Liza A. Prudente, MSN, RN, ACNP-C, is a Nurse Practitioner the Electrophysiology/Atrial Fibrillation Center at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014

Pharmacology Hours: 0.5

 

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