Arrhythmias | Conditions of the Older Adult

Improve your knowledge and skills in managing arrhythmias in elderly patients. Topics include pathophysiology, common arrhythmias, management strategies, patient-centered care and more. 

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This module will help participants expand their knowledge, skills, and management of arrhythmias in geriatric patients. It covers the fundamentals of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of the prevalent arrhythmias, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies, and best practices for patient-centered care. It also compares the relevant Canadian and US practice guidelines where applicable. 

This module is extracted from the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course. The content in this module provides current treatment guidelines for all populations and are not necessarily specific to geriatric care. 

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Increase knowledge and skills in the management of arrhythmias in the geriatric patient   
  • Provide a brief overview of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of the most common types of arrhythmias   
  • Discuss the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of the most common arrhythmias   
  • Discuss common interventions in the delivery of patient-focused care to elderly patients with arrhythmias   
  • Compare Canadian and US practice guidelines, where applicable  

Course outline:

  • Learning Module
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their confidence and practice knowledge in managing conditions of older adults.  

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Cancellation Policy:

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