Heart Blocks: The What, Why and Fix

Author(s): Rochelle Walsh

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, ECG

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

Heart blocks range from benign to life-threatening. Understanding the cause and the impact allows healthcare providers to seek/recommend the appropriate care. This session exposes learners to concepts associated with the recognition, cause and treatment of heart blocks. This intermediate session focuses on the common everyday varieties of first-degree, second-degree and third-degree and bundle branch blocks, but also the more uncommon, hemi-, bi- and trifascicular blocks.


  • Identify levels of heart blocks, including 1st degree, 2nd degree (I) and (II), 3rd degree, bundle branch blocks, and hemiblocks (including bifascicular and trifascicular blocks).
  • Outline the most probable cause of the heart blocks, including the effect of medications, damage, and aging process.
  • Recommend appropriate treatment associated with the level of heart block: 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree heart blocks, bundle branch block and hemiblocks.

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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.


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