If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00.  

Course Description

This course will discuss the pathophysiology, cause and complications, management and treatment and safety considerations of the treatment of atrial fibrillation.


John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC

Target Audience

Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify and discuss the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation.
  2. Discuss causes and complications of atrial fibrillation.
  3. Describe the management and treatment modalities for atrial fibrillation.
  4. Discuss the safety considerations in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
  5. Identify the current trends in the management of atrial fibrillation.

Length of Course

2.0 hours

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.