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Brugada Syndrome: Fatal Consequences of a Must-Not-Miss Diagnosis

Author(s): L. Douglas Smith Jr, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, Sarah Gast, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, Danielle F. Guy, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 01, 2024

Topics: Cardiovascular, ECG

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The goal of this article is to provide an overview of the essential concepts of Brugada Syndrome (BrS) to prepare RNs and APRNs to identify the characteristic ECG findings associated with its diagnosis and to initiate appropriate treatment. A case report illustrates the importance of familiarity with BrS identification and its management strategies.


  • Identify characteristic EKG changes of Brugada syndrome.
  • Differentiate EKG findings associated with Brugada syndrome from changes associated with common misdiagnoses.
  • Describe ICU management and education needs for patients with confirmed Brugada syndrome.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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