Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program is to increase nurses’ knowledge about temporary epicardial pacing after cardiovascular surgery and the nursing care of patients undergoing this therapy. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify when and what type of temporary epicardial pacing to use.
  • Define common terminology associated with temporary epicardial pacemaker therapy.
  • Describe ways to troubleshoot problems that can occur with temporary epicardial pacing.
  • Discuss nursing care of patients who require temporary epicardial pacing.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.