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Course Outlines

CARD 5303 Pacemaker/ICD Follow-up

School School of Health Sciences
Program Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology
Course Credits 4
Minimum Passing Grade 60%
Start Date January 04, 2021
End Date March 26, 2021
Total Hours 48
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 4
Delivery Type Other
Pre-requisites 60% in CARD 4203 and 60% in CARD 5301 and 60% in CARD 5302
CRN 70364

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Robin Wolfe
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location NE1 - 101
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This is the fourth of five theoretical courses intended to introduce you to the field of Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology. This course is designed to give you a more in-depth understanding of cardiac rhythm device follow-up. The focus is on patient and device assessment techniques used by device follow-up clinics to determine optimal device programming that will best serve the patient’s clinical and lifestyle needs. We will look at patient assessment and education, pacemaker, ICD and CRT assessment and programming. In addition, device troubleshooting techniques and EGM interpretation will be discussed. Other topics include strategies for managing patients with devices on advisory, ventricular tachyarrhythmia detection and SVT discrimination in ICDs, and incorporating remote patient monitoring into the patient’s device follow-up schedule.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the goals of cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD) follow-up and articulate how the device following clinic can provide patient education and support.
  • Apply theoretical concept of cardiac hemodynamics to various modes of pacing.
  • Explain what information is to be derived during patient and CRMD assessment.
  • Apply safe principles to programming the CRMD using information attained during the assessment.
  • Recognize abnormal CRMD function and explain how to rectify the abnormality.
  • Identify the information that is attained during remote patient monitoring (RPM) and explain how the device following clinic can effectively include RPM into the patient's follow-up schedule.

Learning Resources

Required Textbooks:

Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clincial Approach (3rd Edition) by David L. Hayes, et. al.

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs (6th Edition) by Kenneth A Ellenbogan and Karoly Kazala

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Assignment 1 20 Literature Search
Assignment 2 20 Literature Search
Discussion Questions 10
Midterm Exam 25 Modules 1 - 3
Final Exam 25 Modules 4 - 7

Course topics

Module 1 - Patient Monitoring and Education

Module 2 - Hemodynamics and Patient Assessment

Module 3 - Pacemaker Follow-up

Module 4 - Device Programming

Module 5 - ICD Follow-up

Module 6 - CRT Follow-up

Module 7 - Remote Patient Monitoring

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Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Robin Wolfe, Faculty
January 02, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Treena Cardiff, Acting Associate Director
January 04, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.