What is an Action Potential?

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Action potential is a key concept to help visualise changes in the membrane potential of a cardiac cell during depolarisation and repolarisation. In this short, practical lecture, nurse educator Sue de Muelenaere simplifies this concept, which can often seem daunting. A great refresher or starter for anyone working in cardiac care.


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Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience as a nurse educator. She has worked both nationally and internationally. Sue has much experience in a wide variety of nursing areas but maintains a key interest in the care of the critically ill patient.
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First Published25 September 2022
Updated25 September 2022
25 September 2024
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