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ECG Rhythm Classroom Course

American Heart Association ECG Rhythm Course

The classroom-based, Instructor-led American Heart Association ECG Rhythm Course is aimed at healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

The 2015 versions of American Heart Association ACLS & PALS courses do not include instruction on how to read or interpret ECG Rhythms!

It is essential that you have an understanding of ECG Rhythm interpretation to be successful in these courses. This is a great resource prior to your ACLS and PALS courses.

ECG Rhythm Course Objectives

  • Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology
  • Explain normal ECG measurements
  • Recognize and understand basic arrhythmias

ECG Rhythm Course Content

  • Anatomy of the Heart
    • Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
  • Conduction of the Heart
    • Sinus Node
    • Atrial Conduction and Internodal Pathways
    • Atrioventricular (AV) Node
    • Bundle Branches
    • Ventricles
    • Intrinsic Rates
    • ECG Components
  • ECG Measurement
    • Major ECG Intervals, Measurements, and Durations
    • Heart Rate Estimation
  • Lead Placement
  • Rhythm Analysis: Four Questions for Interpretation
  • Rhythm Strip Interpretation
    • Normal Sinus Rhythm
    • Sinus Bradycardia
    • Sinus Tachycardia
    • Premature Atrial Contraction (Complex)
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Supraventricular Tachycardia
    • Premature Ventricular Contraction (Complex)
    • Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
    • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Asystole
    • Pulseless Electrical Activity
    • First-Degree Block
    • Second-Degree Block (Type l)
    • Second-Degree Block (Type ll)
    • Third Degree Block

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