Nursing: Pharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Rate Control Versus Rhythm Control

11.95
Online
Elective
About the Course

This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). This includes the Vaughn Williams classification system, as well as first and second-line classes used for rate control in AF. The course describes the mechanisms of action of the first and second-line drugs, as well as drug side-effects and related nursing implications.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the pharmacologic principles that relate to classes used for rate control.
  • Review the Vaughn Williams Classification System.
  • Describe first line classes used for rate control in AF.
  • Describe second line classes used for rate control in AF.
  • Recognize the mechanism of action, side effect profile and nursing implications for classes utilized for rate control on AF.
  • Discuss the pharmacologic principles that relate to classes used for rhythm control, including evidence-based trials.
  • Describe first line classes used for rhythm control in AF.
  • Describe second line classes used for rhythm control in AF.
  • Recognize the mechanism of action, side effect profile and nursing implications for classes utilized for rhythm control in AF.

About the Author:

Therese Jamison, DNP, ACNP-BC

Therese Jamison, DNP, ACNP-BC is the Founding Director of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Vanderbilt University and was formally educated at The University of Michigan (Post Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and Wayne State University (MSN/BSN).  She has been an associate of Ascension-St John-Providence Health Care System since 1981. Dr Jamison has spent her entire nursing career in critical care nursing with an emphasis on the care of the patient with cardiac illnesses. She is currently practicing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) in cardiovascular surgery (since 2005) and formally in the area of cardiology since 1998.  Dr Jamison has an extensive history as an educator for undergraduate (BSN), as well as primary and acute care nurse practitioner students since 1994. She has presented extensively at local, regional, and national forums on topics of nursing practice with a focus on cardiology, nursing education, and quality improvement initiatives.
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Nursing: Pharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Rate Control Versus Rhythm Control

11.95
About the Course

This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). This includes the Vaughn Williams classification system, as well as first and second-line classes used for rate control in AF. The course describes the mechanisms of action of the first and second-line drugs, as well as drug side-effects and related nursing implications.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the pharmacologic principles that relate to classes used for rate control.
  • Review the Vaughn Williams Classification System.
  • Describe first line classes used for rate control in AF.
  • Describe second line classes used for rate control in AF.
  • Recognize the mechanism of action, side effect profile and nursing implications for classes utilized for rate control on AF.
  • Discuss the pharmacologic principles that relate to classes used for rhythm control, including evidence-based trials.
  • Describe first line classes used for rhythm control in AF.
  • Describe second line classes used for rhythm control in AF.
  • Recognize the mechanism of action, side effect profile and nursing implications for classes utilized for rhythm control in AF.

About the Author:

Therese Jamison, DNP, ACNP-BC

Therese Jamison, DNP, ACNP-BC is the Founding Director of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Vanderbilt University and was formally educated at The University of Michigan (Post Master’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) and Wayne State University (MSN/BSN).  She has been an associate of Ascension-St John-Providence Health Care System since 1981. Dr Jamison has spent her entire nursing career in critical care nursing with an emphasis on the care of the patient with cardiac illnesses. She is currently practicing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) in cardiovascular surgery (since 2005) and formally in the area of cardiology since 1998.  Dr Jamison has an extensive history as an educator for undergraduate (BSN), as well as primary and acute care nurse practitioner students since 1994. She has presented extensively at local, regional, and national forums on topics of nursing practice with a focus on cardiology, nursing education, and quality improvement initiatives.