Original Release Date: October 2009
TERMINATION DATE: April 30, 2012
Date of Last CME Review: April 2007
Learn Rhythm Adult has been developed for the general healthcare provider who needs basic ECG rhythm recognition skills, in addition to ACLS students who do poorly on the ACLS Precourse Self-assessment or want to review basic rhythm recognition skills.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to: Summarize basic anatomy of the heart; Identify components of the cardiac cycle; Identify correct electrode placement; Calculate heart rates; Recognize normal sinus mechanism; Differentiate arrhythmia from NSR; Sinus Bradycardia; Sinus Tachycardia; Recognize premature beats: PAC, PJC, PVC; Recognize core arrest arrhythmias ; Recognize core periarrest arrhythmias; and Describe and distinguish between the heart blocks.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
• ACCME/AMA (Physicians) - April 2010 – April 2012
• AACN (Nurses) - April 2009 – November 30, 2009
• ANCC (Nurses) – December 1, 2009 – April 30, 2012
• ACPE (Pharmacists) - April 2010 – April 2012
• CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) - April 2010 – April 2012
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical. The American Heart Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Heart Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All faculty participating in CME/CE activities sponsored by The American Heart Association will disclose to the audience (1) significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and /or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in their presentation, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
This program (07-NC-063) has been approved by an AACN-approved provider (11527) under established AACN guidelines for 4.50 contact hours, CERP Category A.
Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.75 contact hours.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 2.75 Contact Hours or 0.275 CEUs. Universal Program Number: 256-000-10-487-H01.
Successful completion of this CE activity includes completion of the following: the program, posttest and evaluation form. Once successful completion has been achieved, a CME/CE certificate can be claimed immediately by selecting your profile, selecting the “Claim CME/CE Certificate” button and printing your CME/CE certificate.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 2.75 Basic CEHs, activity number 10-AMHA-F3-0027.
Disclosures for Learn Rhythm Adult:
I. Instructions for Independent Study
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
(1) Complete the program and the test.
(2) Complete the course Evaluation form.
(3) Print Certificate/Statement of Credit.
User licenses are purchased on a bulk basis. The cost for the activity is 49.95 US dollars. There is no additional fee for CME/CE/CEH credits for this activity.
As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), the American Heart Association must ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities.
Accreditation / Disclosure Statements
Therefore, all faculty and authors participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience: (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in the activity, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in the activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent an author with a significant financial or other relationship from contributing but rather to provide participants with information with which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the participants to determine whether the author’s interests or relationships may influence the content.
I. The following authors have declared financial interest(s) and / or affiliations:
Roger White, MD- travel expense reimbursement from Philips Medical Systems and Schiller Medical
II. The following faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and or affiliations:
John Field, MD
Colleen Halverson, RN, MS
Unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices is included in this activity
• Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• Clinical Pharmacists
• Respiratory Therapist