NCLEX Review: Pacemaker Care

How do you care for a patient with a pacemaker pre- and post-op? What is a pacemaker and what is it for? For this NCLEX exam review video, we will answer these questions by first exploring the electrical conduction system of the heart and how a pacemaker influences this system. We will then explain how a pacemaker works for heart dysrhythmias, looking at both temporary pacing and permanent pacemakers. On the NCLEX test, you may be asked questions regarding how each different type of pacemaker is used and what happens in the event of pacemaker malfunction. After watching this video, you will be able to answer these questions confidently.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: January 12, 2021