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The goal of this module is to give the students a basic understanding of transcutaneous (external) pacing.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define transcutaneous (external) pacing
  • Know when to implement transcutaneous (external) pacing
  • Differentiate between demand and non-demand modes
  • Know when to use non-demand mode
  • Explain how to ensure effective pacing
  • Perform the TCP procedure


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Woods, S., Sivarajan Frochlicher, E. and Underhill Motzer, S. (2005). Cardiac Nursing (4 th ed). Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.

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