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Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management NSCC 7150

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Course

Course details

This course supports the development of fundamental knowledge required to systematically analyze and interpret basic cardiac dysrhythmias. Participants will explore myocardial electrophysiology in relation to cardiac monitoring and develop a systematic approach to dysrhythmia analysis and interpretation. Further, participants will consider the predisposing factors and associated interventions related to the conduction defect present and the consequences of the dysrhythmia to both systemic and myocardial oxygen supply and demand. Finally, the significance of dysrhythmia analysis, interpretation, and management to critical care nursing practice will be explored. Although this course is conducted within the specific context of critical care nursing practice, it would also be suitable for other nurses or qualified health professionals requiring this skill. If you are not a registered nurse or a student nurse in the final years of your BSN program you must consult the Critical Care Nursing Program Head prior to registration. Health professionals who are not nurses may register for this course with approval of the Critical Care Specialty Program Head. If you are registering in the NSCC, NSHA or NSER nursing program follow the program course matrix. Program Head approval is required to take NSCC 7150 as a co-requisite with NSCC 7120, NSCC 7220, NSHA 7100, or NSER 7110. You must achieve 75% or greater in this course to continue forward in the Critical Care Nursing Program and register in NSCC 7220.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$186.41 - $599.68 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of NSCC 7150 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 49613

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49613
  • $599.68
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Nicole Cook

Course outline

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Cost

$599.68

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an online course through the BCIT Learning Hub. Students may purchase optional course materials from the BCIT bookstore.
Status

CRN 49622

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49622
  • $186.41
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Nicole Cook

Course outline

View

Cost

$186.41

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Re-registration is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

CRN 49625

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49625
  • $304.48
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Nicole Cook

Course outline

View

Cost

$304.48

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is a challenge section designed for learners who have previous experience and wish to challenge the course by writing the challenge exam. Contact Program Assistant at jenna_coroliuc@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe myocardial electrophysiology and conduction.
  • Describe a normal electrocardiogram complex.
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to ECG rhythm analysis and interpretation.
  • Analyze and interpret selected sinus, atrial, AV node, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks.
  • Describe predisposing factors and conduction defects associated with selected sinus, atrial, AV node, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks.
  • Explain the impact of selected sinus, atrial, AV node, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks on the components of oxygen supply and demand.
  • Link patient responses to alterations in oxygen supply and demand balance resulting from selected sinus, atrial, AV node, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks.
  • Choose appropriate interventions to manage selected sinus, atrial, AV node, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks (e.g., cardioversion, defibrillation, medications, pacemaker therapy).
  • Identify indications for pacemaker therapy.
  • Describe the contribution of cardiac pacemakers to oxygen supply and demand balance and end-organ perfusion.
  • Identify common routes used for temporary pacemaker therapy.
  • Describe component parts and typical settings of a temporary pacemaker.
  • Explain the functions of a single chamber pacemaker using the NBG pacemaker coding system.
  • Recognize pacemaker activity on an ECG rhythm strip.
  • Recognize common pacemaker malfunctions on an ECG rhythm strip.
  • Describe basic troubleshooting procedures for failure to capture, failure to pace and inappropriate sensing of pacemakers.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management (NSCC 7150) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Critical Care Nursing Specialty (Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Critical Care Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  4. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Pediatric Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  5. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  6. High Acuity Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  7. Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full-time
  8. Pediatric Emergency Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  9. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  10. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Combined Critical Care/Emergency Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  11. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  12. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  13. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  14. Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  15. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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