Rhythms of Life: Nursing Care of the Electrophysiology Managed Patient– How do you explain the difference between a cardiac catheterization and an electrophysiologic (EP) study to a patient? How are arrhythmias managed? What is a tilt table test? What are the different types and methods of ablation? What is electromagnetic anatomical mapping, and how does it assist with arrhythmia diagnosis during ablation? What potential complications might be observed after atrial fibrillation ablation? What is the role of transesophogeal echography in terms of atrial fibrillation ablation? Foundational nursing care is presented when caring for the patient who is electrophysiologically managed. This information not only provides improved patient outcomes, but it also ensures safe practice.
Describe and provide rationale for the pre and post nursing care of EPS patient; EP study/RFA – radiofrequency ablation and implantable cardiac device.
List and discuss potential risks, complications and interventions when caring for the EPS patient post procedure.
Describe follow up care and patient education for the EPS patient.
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