Feel the Beat: Developing Mastery and Competence in Cardiac Pacing

Author(s): David Waters, Barbara Regan, Marcia Bixby

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Pacing is a common treatment for patients exhibiting abnormal cardiac rhythms within the critical care setting. Consequently, nurses must have a good understanding of pacing therapy and the associated care interventions. This intermediate-level, interactive session uses real-time patient simulation to introduce core concepts associated with cardiac pacing, such as monitoring, troubleshooting and safety considerations.


  • Describe the indications, contraindications and hemodynamic benefits of cardiac pacing therapy.
  • Propose patient care and safety considerations for a patient receiving cardiac pacing therapy.
  • Explain how to troubleshoot any complications associated with cardiac pacing therapy.

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 1.25 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.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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