Basic EKG Interpretation Course (Classroom OR Online)
This course is approved for CE credits by the Board of Registered Nursing, CA as well as the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians, CA.
At the end of the course, a certificate of completion is emailed as well as mailed to the student.
In accordance with the Principles of Critical Care Nursing, the purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a detailed approach to cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, as well as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and treatments of dysrhythmia.
This course follows American Heart Association's ACLS guidelines.
- Describe the general anatomical structures of the heart.
- Identify the heart’s electrical properties
- Describe the right-versus the left-sided mechanical functions of the heart.
- Explain proper electrode placement for EKG monitoring.
- Identify the components of the normal EKG complex.
- Utilize the 5-step method for EKG interpretation.
- Identify the criteria for arrhythmias, clinical significance and treatment modalities.
- Identify the assessment sequence and techniques for pulmonary, cardiac and vascular diseases.
- Describe different types of vascular diseases and their complications.
- Outline diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
- Perform a 12 lead and right-sided EKG.
- Identify frequently used telemetry cardiac drugs, mechanism of action, side effects, adverse effects and nursing considerations.