Basic to Advanced EKG


Basic to Advanced EKG

This three day program is designed for RN’s and other allied health personnel working in Emergency departments, critical care units, post-anesthesia care units, operating rooms and telemetry units. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmias.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of the class, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe normal cardiac anatomy and flow of blood through the heart.
  • Identify the parts of the cardiac conduction system and their function.
  • Describe the origin and spread of the electrical impulse through the heart.
  • Identify the waves and intervals of the cardiac cycle and state their normal values.
  • State the 5 steps of rhythm interpretation.
  • Pacemakers (coding, normal function, loss of capture, loss of sensing).
  • State commonly used drugs and the correct dosage used to treat each of the above arrhythmias.
  • Illustrate proper electrode and lead wire placement for a 5-wire system and a 3-wire system to obtain lead V1 (or MCL1) and V6 (or MCL6).
  • Identify the following arrhythmias from a rhythm strip;
  • Sinus rhythm, Sinus bradycardia, Sinus tachycardia, Sinus arrhythmia, Sinus arrest, Sinus exit block.
  • Premature atrial complexes (PACs), Wandering atrial pacemaker (WAP), Multi focal atrial tachycardia (MAT), Atrial tachycardia, Atrial flutter, Atrial fibrillation, Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT).
  • Junctional rhythm, Accelerated junctional rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), Idioventricular rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs).
  • Idioventricular rhythm, Accelerated ventricular rhythm, Ventricular tachycardia (VT), Ventricular fibrillation (VF), First degree A V block, Second degree AV block (type I and type II), High grade AV block, Third degree AV block, Asystole , Right and left bundle branch block.

Course Material: Soft copy will be sent via email.

CE Hours
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 17440), for 24 contact hours for Initial, and 7 hours for Renewal.

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Tuition $238
Registration Fees (nonrefundable) $42
Total Course Fees $280

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