Basic 12 Lead EKG Interpretation

Course Description: This one day course is designed to enhance clinical decision making and assessment through the utilization of a systematic method of 12-lead EKG analysis. Cardiac physiology as it relates to the 12-lead EKG is reviewed. Application and analysis of the EKG will be practiced to develop pattern recognition. At the conclusion of this course the active participant shall demonstrate through oral, practical and written evaluation the ability to: Describe the derivation of the standard 12 EKG leads, including electrode placement and polarity and views of the heart. Critically analyze PQRST complexes for abnormalities. Recognize and describe the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recognize and describe the management of Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Describe EKG features of: ischemia, injury, infarction, bundle branch blocks, hemiblocks, pericarditis, and electrolyte and drug effects. Interpret 5 (five) 12-Lead EKGs and identify the pathological condition causing the abnormality.

Course Lenghth: 8 hours including breaks

Location: Natividad Education Center (Building 880) 1441 Constitution Blvd, Salinas, CA 93906

Intended Audience: The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Student Materials: Course manual provided

Card Type: Course completion

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion

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