Idioventricular rhythm generally is considered transient but may cause hemodynamic instability, especially among older adults. Nurses need to know how to assess the patient for this arrhythmia and alert the provider to changes in heart rate and symptomology.
Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss why an idioventricular rhythm should not be suppressed as it is a safety mechanism to prevent ventricular standstill.
Learning Engagement Activity: Read the case study and complete the Table in the Current Measurement Section using Lead II, Figure 1, as your reference.
Contact hours available until 6/30/22.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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Accreditation Statement: This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.