BASIC / ADVANCED ECG

This classroom-based, instructor-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

Course Objectives

Students, at the end of this course, are expected to:

  • Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology
  • Explain normal ECG measurements
  • Recognize and understand basic arrhythmias
  • Identify – on a monitor and paper tracing – rhythms associated with bradycardia, tachycardia with adequate perfusion, tachycardia with poor perfusion, and pulseless arrest, including but not limited to:
    • Normal sinus rhythm
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Type I second-degree AV block
    • Type II second-degree AV block
    • Third-degree AV block
    • Sinus tachycardia

Course certification requires successful passing of written exam and correct interpretation of ECG algorithms. Certification is valid for 2 years.