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Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Author(s): Vanessa Kalis

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session provides foundational information on how cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) function and reviews the latest innovations in cardiac device therapy, including the leadless pacemaker and subcutaneous internal cardioverter defibrillator. Fundamental concepts are reviewed along with advanced programming options. We discuss common nursing concerns when caring for these patients, including how to deal with devices when patients are critically ill.

Objectives

  • Describe common pacemaker and defibrillator programming options.
  • List key indications for use of a leadless pacemaker.
  • Explain the function and requirements for a subcutaneous internal cardioverter defibrillator.

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.

Accreditation

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.

Disclosure

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.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.