An Overview of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) for Healthcare Providers

WMCP1018 - An Overview of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) for Healthcare Providers

Micro-Course | 1 Nursing Contact Hour | Estimated 1-Hour Workload

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  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

Description

With advancing technology, the use of implantable cardiac devices is becoming more common in treating cardiac conditions. However, limited entry-level and continuing education resources exist for healthcare providers about this treatment method.

This interactive micro-course will cover the functions and operation of cardiac implantable electronic devices, including timing, electrical principles, pacemaker modes, lead design and function, and testing. Assessment of pacemaker function and common troubleshooting situations are also covered.

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Calculate heart rates and cycle lengths using standard electrocardiogram (ECG) paper.
  • Apply basic electrical properties to cardiac stimulation.
  • Describe cardiac lead design and function.
  • Analyze rhythm strips for capture, sensing, and timing of cardiac events.
  • Analyze pacemaker modes and codes.
  • Evaluate permanent pacemakers for capture, sensing, and response to sensed events using programmers and intracardiac electrograms.
  • Develop a systematic plan to evaluate pacemaker function.

Accreditation Statement

Walden University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit P0469.

Criteria for Obtaining Contact Hours

This nursing continuing professional development micro-course offers content that includes overviews and descriptions, engagement activities, resources, and a final assessment. Within 180 days of the micro-course purchase date, follow these steps to claim nursing contact hours:

  1. Complete all content in the micro-course,
  2. Achieve 80% or higher for the final assessment,
  3. Complete the end of course evaluation, and
  4. Download and print or save your contact hour certificate.

Disclosure Statement

The planners and authors of this nursing continuing professional development activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.

While professional development activities offered by an American Nurses Credentialing Center Provider Unit typically satisfy the requirements of most states, Walden University recommends that participants ensure that the content offered meets their individual requirements. To the extent that contact hours must be approved within one’s state of residence or licensure, participants should check with their state board of nursing before enrolling in any professional development activity. The state board of nursing determines the number and type of contact hours that can be claimed for professional development activities.


Eligibility

  • Must be 18 or older

Refund Policy

You will have 24 hours, or until you receive your completion certificate, to request a full refund after purchase, whichever comes first. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Faculty Bios

Curriculum

  • Heart Rate and Cycle Length

  • Electrical Concepts of Cardiac Stimulation

  • Ohm's Law

  • Pacemaker Codes and Modes

  • Pacemaker Leads

  • Sensing, Capture, and Threshold

  • Pacemaker Testing and Troubleshooting

Features

 Medical Technology Insight

Medical Technology Insight

Learn about pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs).

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Easily fit learning into your busy life through short, tightly focused courses.

Awards

Micro-Course Badge

Micro-Course Badge for An Overview of Cardiac Electronic Implantable Devices (CIEDs) for the Healthcare Provider

  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon All Level
  • feature icon 1 Nursing Contact Hour
  • feature icon Estimated 1-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Healthcare providers caring for individuals with heart rhythm disorders and those requiring cardiac devices (pacemakers and ICDs)