Physiology Basics for Simulation Technicians: Cardiovascular System and Cardiac Rhythms
November 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM, Pacific Coast Time Zone
Presented by: Kim Baily PhD, MSN, RN
This webinar is designed for healthcare simulation team members who have a limited background in physiology or for those who need a refresher course. Topics for this webinar include the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular system with an emphasis on understanding cardiac rhythms and basic dysrhythmias. Causes and treatments of abnormal rhythms will be identified. The physiology of two vital signs, blood pressure and heart rate, will be discussed in relation to their role in establishing current patient status.
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation
- List the main anatomical and physiological components of the cardiovascular system.
- Identify the basic components of the cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias.
- Explain how blood pressure readings and heart rate are key indicators of patient status.
Suggested Learner Level: Beginner
Dr. Kim Baily, MSN, PhD, RN has had a passion for healthcare simulation since she pulled her first sim man out of the closet and into the light in 2002. She has been a full-time educator and director of nursing and was responsible for building and implementing two simulation programs at El Camino College and Pasadena City College in Southern California. Dr. Baily is a member of both INACSL and SSIH. She serves as a consultant for emerging simulation programs and has previously chaired Southern California Simulation Collaborative, which supports healthcare professionals working in simulation in both hospitals and academic institutions throughout Southern California. Dr. Baily has taught a variety of nursing and simulation-related courses in a variety of forums, such as on-site simulation debriefing workshops and online courses. Since retiring from full time teaching, she has written over 100 healthcare simulation educational articles for Healthysimulation.com. These articles cover many topics related to simulation including debriefing methods, job descriptions, simulation lab administration, introductory physiology for non- medical sim team members and tips for building a successful simulation program. Many of the articles include templates and hints and are all downloadable for free.