• Course Format

    eLearning/Self-directed course

  • Course Access

    1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course

  • Course Length

    155 minutes

  • Study Guide

    Downloadable PDF Study Guide

  • Contact Hours


  • Certificate of Completion

    Printable CE Certificate


This course will present emergent pacing in a way that is fun & easy to understand! Indications and strategies for emergent transcutaneous, transvenous and epicardial pacing will be discussed including troubleshooting and assessing thresholds. Upon completion of this course, I want you to feel comfortable in your abilities to handle any situation pertaining to emergent pacing!

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this eLearning, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the 3 types of emergent pacing options

  • Describe indications for emergent pacing

  • Describe optimal pacing modes for various rhythms

  • Analyze and troubleshoot issues with failure to pace, sense and capture of paced rhythms

  • Discuss assessment of stimulation and sensitivity thresholds

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Facing Pacing: Emergent pacing essentials for nurses!

    • Read First: How To Navigate This Course & Download Study Guide!

  • 2

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

  • 3

    Module 1: Pacing Indications, Terminology & BMG Codes

    • Pacing Indications, Terminology & BMG Codes

  • 4

    Module 2: Transcutaneous Pacing

    • Transcutaneous Pacing

  • 5

    Module 3: Transvenous Pacing

    • Transvenous Pacing

  • 6

    Module 4: Epicardial Pacing

    • Epicardial Pacing

  • 7

    Module 5: Assessing Stimulation & Sensitivity Thresholds

    • Assessing Stimulation & Sensitivity Thresholds

  • 8

    Module 6: Troubleshooting Pacing Issues

    • Troubleshooting Pacing Issues

  • 9

    Module 7: Wrap-Up & Next Steps

    • Wrap-Up & Next Steps

  • 10

    Facing Pacing Quiz

    • Facing Pacing Quiz

  • 11

    Facing Pacing Evaluation

    • Facing Pacing Evaluation



Nicole Kupchik

Nicole Kupchik has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years. Originally from Northwest Indiana, she worked as a traveling nurse and settled in Seattle, WA in 1998. She graduated from Purdue University in 1993 and in 2008 obtained a Master of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington.

After moving to Seattle, Nicole took great interest in Resuscitation while working at Harborview Medical Center. She was part of a team who wrote one of the first protocols in the US for Therapeutic Hypothermia after cardiac arrest and has published numerous papers on the topic. In 2009, she led a team that launched an award-winning Sepsis Alert System.

In 2013, Nicole founded Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. She has taught CCRN® & PCCN® Certification Review courses for over 10 years and has helped thousands of nurses achieve certification! She strongly believes every nurse can and should be board certified in their specialty!

In 2017, Nicole published "Ace the CCRN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book as well as well as "Ace the PCCN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book. In 2018, she published "Ace the CMC®: You Can Do It" Study Guide. Her latest book, "Ace the CSC®: You Can Do It!" Study Guide for the Cardiac Surgery Certification was published in March 2019.


Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number 16363. Approved for 2.5 CE Contact Hours.

Refund Policy

Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refund available.

Extension Policy

All single purchase courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at info@kupchikconsulting.com.

Expiration Time

Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.

For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST. Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.