Basic EKG (Rhythm Recognition)

Course Description: This one day course is designed to enhance clinical decision making and assessment through the utilization of a systematic method of rhythm recognition. Cardiac physiology as it relates to the 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 will have the ability to demonstrate through oral, practical and written evaluation:

An understanding of basic heart anatomy and physiology, Describe the cardiac electrical conduction system, Identify the components of the cardiac cycle, Identify lethal and non-lethal ACLS Dysrhythmias, Recognize normal EKG measurements, Detect basic arrhythmias, Describe the rapid interpretation method, Properly use ACLS algorithms, Utilize proper technique in acquiring EKG Tracings

Course Length: 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 materials provided

Card Type: Course completion

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion

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