Atrial Flutter

Intermediate Nursing
Cardiac Rhythm Strips
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In this lesson, we are going to discuss atrial flutter and see how it differs from other forms of atrial dysrhythmias.  We will identify some causes and risk factors for development and then look at signs and symptoms that nurses will need to carefully monitor for.  We will also review priority nursing interventions and medical treatments along with potential complications the condition can cause.


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Give an overview of the pathway of electricity through the heart
  2. Discuss causes and risk factors for developing atrial flutter
  3. Evaluate signs and symptoms of atrial flutter
  4. Recognize atrial flutter on a rhythm strip
  5. List treatments used to manage atrial flutter
  6. Understand potential complications of atrial flutter

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