Welcome to Part 1 of Pacemakers! In this section, we will cover the basics of pacemaker function. Standard pacemaker mode nomenclature and various pacing modes will also be reviewed. This section will serve as the foundation for understanding and being able to recongize normal and inappropriate pacemaker function on an ECG.
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LEARNING CONTENT OVERVIEW
Total lessons: 16
HIGH-YIELD learning time: ~2 hours
Maximum quiz time:110 minutes
OVERARCHING LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Describe the basic functions of pacemakers, including pacing, sensing, and inhibition
Describe and recognize fusion and pseudofusion on an ECG
Describe pacemaker mode nomenclature
Describe the difference between fixed-rate and demand pacing
Describe the difference single- and dual-chamber pacing
Recognize various single- and dual-chamber pacing modes