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Principles Of The Electrocardiogram Procedure And Interpretation - Basic Electrocardiography

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Electrocardiograms are valuable tests for evaluating heart health and to diagnose cardiac issues. But the test is only as good as the skill of the clinician performing it. Medical clinicians must commit to learning and updating their electrocardiogram procedure and interpretation skills to arrive at a correct diagnosis, and these skills start with an understanding of the basic function of the electrocardiogram. Being able to identify normal readings on an electrocardiogram rhythm strip is the first step to recognizing cardiac issues, and possibly saving lives. This is the first in a three-part series on Basic Electrocardiography.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           The 12-Lead Electrocardiogram

1.   Rhythm Strip Output

2.   Rhythm Analysis

3.   12-Lead ECG Placements

4.   ECG Rhythm Strip Report

5.   Triplets Method Technique

6.   Six Second Method of Rhythm Analysis

7.   Rhythm Classifications

III.         Cardiac Rhythms

1.   Sinus Rhythm

2.   Atrial Rhythms

3.   Supraventricular Tachycardia

4.   Ventricular Tachycardia

5.   Premature Ventricular Contractions

6.   Torsades de Pointes

7.   Asystole

IV.          Cardiac Arrest

1.   Primary and Secondary Asystole

2.   Prognosis

3.   Pulseless Electrical Activity

V.            Summary


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