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EKG Class Overview:

This course is conducted live via zoom by an expert instructor and includes hands on practice time interpreting ECG rhythms. Self-paced pre & post work is also included in this course.

 

Class Target Audience:

Registered Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses

Monitor Techs

EMT and EMT Students

Healthcare Staff

ACLS and PALS Students as Pre-Course Prep

 

Learning Objectives:

The course provides students with a grasp of the fundamentals of EKG interpretation and the practical skills for taking these EKG recordings and identifying common heart problems using EKG patterns in conjunction with other symptoms.

 

The learner will be able to:

Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

Recognize and measure P wave, QRS complex, T-wave, PR interval and QT interval

Correctly measure EKG elements necessary for rhythm identification

Identify correct EKG lead placement and correct issues that lead to poor EKG tracings

 

Recognize the following common cardiac rhythms

Sinus bradycardia

Sinus rhythm

Junctional rhythm

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial flutter

First degree heart block

Second degree heart blocks, type 1 and type 2

Third degree heart block

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Fibrillation

Asystole

Pulseless Electrical Activity

Pacemaker initiated rhythms

Ectopic beats PAC, PJC, PVC

 

Length of Course:

The course provides students with a grasp of the fundamentals of EKG interpretation and the practical skills for taking these EKG recordings and identifying common heart problems using EKG patterns in conjunction with other symptoms.