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NSCC 7150 - Dysrhythmia Interpretation and Management

Nursing Specialty Critical Care Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$281.25 - $556.28 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 59116

Mon Aug 27 - Fri Sep 07 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Aug 27 - Sep 07 Distance

Instructor

Lacey Tiscornia

Course Outline

Cost

$556.28

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This section is reserved for fourth year UVic and VIU BSN students who are in the CPE - emergency pathway and need to take NSER 7110 in the fall. The cost of this course section includes the ECG Ruler. Please contact the program assistant 604-451-7094 for special approval.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Fall 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 33547

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

Christopher MacGregor

Course Outline

Cost

$543.26

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is a guided learning D2L online course section. Students may purchase optional course materials from the BCIT bookstore
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

16 seats remaining as of Aug 16, 2018 2:15 pm PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 33548

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$172.17

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 33549

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance

Instructor

Adrienne Olszewski

Course Outline

Cost

$281.25

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This challenge section requires program approal. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-451-7103 or 604-451-7094 for approval prior to registration.
  4. 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

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 2017

Related Programs

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Ecg Ruler (Laminated)
Author Nscc
Binding Non-Book/Strange
Price $2.50
Optional

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Ecgs Made Easy
Author Aehlert
Publisher Mosby
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32340-130-2
Price $102.95
Optional

Fall 2018

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2018 offerings of this course.

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