The Beat Goes On: A Pacemaker Primer

Nicolette Minimmi, MEd, RN, CCRN

 

Overview:

To provide nurses with the information they need to provide optimal care for patients with pacemakers.

Purpose/Goal: To provide nurses with the information they need to provide optimal care for patients with pacemakers.


Objectives:

1. Differentiate temporary and permanent pacemakers.
2. Describe how to interpret rhythm strips of a patient with a pacemaker.
3. Identify a system for pacemaker codes.


Author:

Nicolette Mininni is an advanced practice nurse in critital care at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh, PA. She has more than 25 years experience caring for the critically ill cardiac patient and has been in various roles as a clinical and classroom educator for nursing students and bedside nurses in a large academic medical center.

The planners and author(s) of this continuing nursing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 1/1/2015

Pharmacology Hours: 0

 

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