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Carol Jacobson
NURS 445
Seattle Campus

Topics in Nursing

Guided survey and discussion of current literature on major topics in physiological nursing. Seminar/lecture with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. May have clinical component. Implications for nursing practice and healthcare emphasized.

Class description

Welcome to Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation! In this class you will learn about the anatomy of the cardiac conduction system, where arrhythmias originate in the heart, and how to interpret all of the basic cardiac arrhythmias from rhythm strips: sinus, atrial, junctional, ventricular rhythms; AV blocks; and single chamber pacemaker rhythms. We will also cover the basics of 12 Lead ECG interpretation including how leads record, which leads look where, how to calculate the QRS axis, recognition of right and left bundle branch block, and ECG diagnosis of myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarction.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Power point slides with audio for each slide. Offered only via Moodle.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Carol Jacobson
Date: 03/26/2010