What Every Nurse Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

What Every Nurse Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will discuss the pathophysiology, cause and complications, management and treatment and safety considerations of the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC CCRN-K

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation.
2. Discuss causes and complications of atrial fibrillation.
3. Describe the management and treatment modalities for atrial fibrillation.
4. Discuss the safety considerations in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
5. Identify the current trends in the management of atrial fibrillation.


Length of Course: 2.0 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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