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Course Outlines

CARD 5302 Cardiac Rhythm Device Implant

School School of Health Sciences
Program Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology & Electrophysiology 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
CRN 74136

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 Details

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

Course Description

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.

Learning Resources

No required textbooks for course

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Module 3 Assignment15
Module 4 Assignment20
Module 5 Assignment20
Discussion Questions10
Quiz10Modules 1 & 2
Final Exam25Module 1 - 6

Course topics

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

BCIT Policy

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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.