Course Description:This offering is designed to provide basic knowledge of arrhythmias, cardiac monitoring and treatment protocols, including medications. There will be a review of normal heart electrical conduction, lead placement and physiology of myocardial function.Objectives: At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:Describe the internal blood flow through the systemic and pulmonary circulations of the heart. Identify the coronary artery system.Define the effects on the heart and heart rate by the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerve systems. Describe depolarization and repolarization.List and define the three properties of electrical cells within the conduction system.Detail the normal electrical impulse flow through the conduction system of the heart.Identify the normal characteristics of the P wave, PR interval, QRS complex, ST segment, T wave and QT interval.Describe a systematic approach to dysrhythmia recognition.Recognize basic dysrhythmias when given a rhythm strip and describe hemodynamic effects with the treatment protocols indicated.Identify three factors of pacemaker malfunctions with therapeutic interventions.Define indications, adverse effects and nursing considerations of anti-arrhythmic drugs. Target Audience:RNs, LPNs and Allied Health Professionals interested in Dysrhythmia recognition and treatment.Contact Hours: 21.6 Contact Hours
According to the March of Dimes, roughly 135 Kentucky babies are born preterm each week. This means that nearly 13 percent of all babies born in the Commonwealth are delivered before 37 weeks gestation.
Premature babies may have more health problems and may need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born later. They also may have long-term health problems that can affect their whole lives.
In honor of HMH’s participation in the upcoming March of Dimes event in Hardin County on April 30, we are sharing the story of the Wallace Family and their time at HMH’s Level II NICU.
“It was the worst experience to have a sick baby, but HMH has the most wonderful people there to take care of you,” said mother of five, Brooke Wallace. “HMH was the right place with the right people on the right days for our family.”
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