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CARD 5303 - Pacemaker/ICD Follow-up

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in CARD 4203 and 60% in CARD 5301 and 60% in CARD 5302

Credits

3.0

Cost

$606.54

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 70364

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance

Instructor

Robin Wolfe

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$606.54

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub (D2L) course is for students in the Cardiac Sciences Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Students may register for individual courses outside of the program (i.e. continuing education credits). Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

CARD 5303 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate

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