CARD 5302 Cardiac Rhythm Device Implant
|School||School of Health Sciences|
|Program||Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology & Electrophysiology Technology|
|Minimum Passing Grade||60%|
|Start Date||January 04, 2021|
|End Date||March 26, 2021|
|Pre-requisites||60% in CARD 4203 and 60% in CARD 5301|
Acknowledgement of Territories
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 to provide|
|Location||NE1 - 101|
|Office Hours||Instructor to provide|
This is the third 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 implant. The focus is on device and lead testing techniques to determine the optimal intraoperative placement of a cardiac rhythm management device (CRMD) system in the patient. We will discuss the surgical procedure, pacemaker, ICD, and CRT lead implant and assessment. In addition, CRMD system technology will be examined as well as new or alternative technologies utilized in clinical practice. Other topics include implant indications, acute and delayed patient complications, and lead extraction.
Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the early history of CRMD pulse generator development and identify current indications for CRMD implant.
- Explain the surgical procedure and describe the accessory equipment utilized during CRMD implant.
- Identify the various components of pacemaker, ICD and CRT pulse generators and leads.
- Describe new or alternative technologies used to benefit the patient with a CRMD indication.
- Apply theoretical concepts of pacing and defibrillation therapy to CRMD system testing at implant.
- Identify potential patient complications related to CRMD implant.
- Describe the techniques, indications and contraindications for lead extraction.
No required textbooks for course
|Module 3 Assignment||15|
|Module 4 Assignment||20|
|Module 5 Assignment||20|
|Quiz||10||Modules 1 & 2|
|Final Exam||25||Module 1 - 6|
Module 1 - HIstory and Implant Indications
Module 2 - CRMD Surgical Procedure
Module 3 - Pacemaker Implant
Module 4 - ICD Implant
Module 5 - CRT Implant
Module 6 - CRMD Implant Complications and Lead Extraction
Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.
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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.