Helpful hints for both VUMC and Non-VUMC Staff to successfully pass Basic Arrhythmia Module 1 Test.
Please refer to the Basic Arrhythmia Course Manual from Clinical Orientation
To receive a Basic Arrhythmia Course Manual, please contact:
Amanda Cupples, Program Coordinator
Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/936-1591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the steps outlined below to prepare for the Basic Arrhythmia Module 1 Test.
A passing score is 85% or higher.
Review the overall course objectives on page 2 of the Basic Arrhythmia Course Manual, which state:
|1.||Describe and label the conduction system of the heart.|
|2.||Correlate waves and complexes of the electrocardiogram (ECG) with electrical activity of the heart.|
|3.||Accurately identify complexes, measure intervals, and calculate rates of select tracings.|
|4.||State the normal values of the PR interval and QRS width.|
|5.||Identify factors affecting the QT interval.|
|6.||Utilize the PR interval and QRS width in identifying pacemaker sites of rhythms.|
|7.||List the identifying features of dysrhythmias presented.|
|8.||Describe and identify location of conduction delays and blocks utilizing the PR interval and QRS width.|
|9.||Recognize and name rhythm disturbances presented in class.|
|10.||Identify clinical signs and symptoms indicative of decreased cardiac output resulting from arrhythmias.|
|11.||Identify therapeutic management for select arrhythmias as noted below.|
Focus on Chapter 1 of the Basic Arrhythmia Course Manual, including completion of the practice activities on page 14 with test expectations to accurately determine:
Complete the review questions for each chapter. The questions are located on pages 134-146 of the Basic Arrhythmia Course Manual.
Work through at least 30 to 40 of the 117 practice tracings in the basic arrhythmia course manual (pages 66-111). Note that a complete key is provided for all 117 practice tracings.