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Course # 90803 • Antibradycardia Pacemakers


Objective:
List key components of discharge education and follow-up care for a patient following permanent pacemaker insertion.

32. The major emphasis of discharge education during the patient's brief hospital stay postimplantation of an antibradycardia pacemaker should be on the
A) characteristics of normal paced beats.
B) basic explanations about what a pacemaker is and why the patient needs one.
C) reduction of the patient's anxiety by explaining the implantation procedure briefly.
D) measures that the patient should take to prevent infection and reduce the risk of lead dislodgment.