This course is for healthcare professionals needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, including:
- Telemetry staff
- Neonatal and pediatric ICU personnel
- Ambulatory care personnel
- Those preparing for PALS
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- Basic pediatric rhythm understanding
- Relationship between ECG strip and heart impulses
- Common pediatric arrhythmias
- Identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias
Student Material90-1423 Learn: Rhythm Pediatric Course
- Online, self-directed
- Teaches skills through audio, animation, interactive activities and self-assessment portions
- Course completion time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Completion of this course does not result in an AHA course completion card. A certificate of completion is available for the student to print upon successful completion of the course.
Learn:® Rhythm Pediatric Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?
A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.
Learn®: Rhythm Pediatric Web Course
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2012
TERMINATION DATE: June 30, 2018
LAST REVIEW DATE: May 2015
Learn®: Rhythm Pediatric is a self-directed, online course that introduces healthcare providers to normal pediatric cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic pediatric cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice. The course allows healthcare providers to gain proficiency in pediatric ECG rhythm recognition in an effort to provide better patient treatment and save more lives.
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the normal cardiac cycle
2. Identify correct electrode placement
3. Illustrate how to quickly estimate pediatric heart rates
4. Describe the characteristics of normal sinus mechanism
5. Describe an arrhythmia and how to identify an arrhythmia
6. Identify the core cardiac arrest rhythms
7. Identify ventricular arrhythmias
8. Identify nonshockable cardiac arrhythmias
9. Identify periarrest arrhythmias
10. Identify premature contractions
11. Review and correctly identify cardiac arrhythmias appropriately
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• ANCC (Nurses) – July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
• CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.50 contact hour.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 2.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 15-AMHA-F3-0267.
Disclosures for Learn®: Rhythm Pediatric:
I. Instructions for Independent Study
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
(1) Complete the online program and the online course test with a score of 84% or higher.
(2) Complete the Course Evaluation form.
(3) Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit.
II. There is no additional fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.
As a sponsor accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) and the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), the American Heart Association must ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its individually sponsored or joint sponsored educational activities.
Therefore, all faculty and authors participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience: (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in the activity, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in the activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent an author with a significant financial or other relationship from contributing but rather to provide participants with information with which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the participants to determine whether the author’s interests or relationships may influence the content.
I. The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) or affiliations:
Arno Zaritsky, MD
Monica Kleinman, MD
Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD
Dianne Atkins, MD
Ricardo Samson, MD
Mary Fran Hazinski, RN, MSN
Jose Ferrer, MD
Jennifer Ashcraft, RN, BSN, EMT
Unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices included in this activity:
Students with Special Needs:
The American Heart Association does not provide advice to Training Centers on ADA requirements or any other laws, rules or regulations. Training Centers must determine accommodations necessary to comply with applicable laws. AHA recommends consultation with legal counsel.
Core curriculum change requests for accessibility purposes must be scientifically based and approved in advance in writing by the AHA ECC Science & Product Development department; otherwise a student must be able to successfully perform all course requirements (skills and written tests as indicated) to receive a course completion card. Reasonable accommodations may be made, such as placing the manikin on a table at the height necessary for wheelchair-bound individuals. However the skills must be satisfactorily completed during the testing sessions.
Guidelines for accommodating students with special needs or disabilities may be found in the Program Administration Manual.