Online Courses

Basic Dysrhythmias Assessment Pre-Test

Price: FREE!
This course is accessible until 1/1/2026

Once you begin this course, you will have unlimited access to the content for a period of 1 year.

This assessment provides a benchmark and measures the following fundamentals:

  1. Basic cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology including heart structure and function, leads and waveforms, and ECG strip analysis;
  2. ECG rhythms: sinus, junctional, ventricular, and heart block rhythms in terms of their identification criteria, causes, and appropriate treatment protocol;
  3. Treatment and pharmacologics: use, dosage, guidelines, and clinical impact of the drugs discussed.
This course reports to CE Broker
Pre-Assessment Measures Your:

(Voluntary completion provides you with a benchmark of personal assessment and 1-CE)

  1. Current level of knowledge, comprehension, and application of ECG and dysrhythmias;
  2. Prior knowledge comprehension;
  3. Assessment of your skill level of application; and
  4. Strengths and weaknesses in your current clinical expertise of ECG and basic dysrhythmias.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Janet Celli, BSN, RN, PCCN

Janet obtained her BSN at Boston University and graduated in 1986. She has over thirty-four years of nursing experience which includes: cardiovascular intensive care, oncology surgical care, and cardiovascular progressive care. She is currently a manager in a cardiothoracic surgical step-down unit. She has been awarded Florida Hospital’s Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award and was a finalist for Nursing Spectrum Excellence Awards in Advancing and Leading the Profession. She has been a speaker for both local and national AACN conferences. She has also been a speaker for the National Association of Nurses in Business.

*Active ACLS instructor and BLS Instructor


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Revisioning Author: M. Julie Talmadge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, APPD

Dr. Talmadge is a family nurse practitioner with over 18 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. Her most recent clinical experience was in acute care working with a surgical residency program in Orlando, Florida. In 2013 she was awarded her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She currently is the Accredited Provider Program Director with echelon, Continuing Education and Professional Development, a Division of AdventHealth University. Dr. Talmadge is a member of the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council. She served on the Florida Board of Nursing, as appointed by the Governor (term 2018 - 2021). She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Central Florida and has precepted graduate nurse practitioner students.

*There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.

Susan Whitney, MSN, RN, PCCN, MM, BME

Susan received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from the University of South Florida and completed her undergraduate nursing education from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University. Susan works full time as an Assistant Nurse Manager for clinical staff development on a Cardiothoracic Surgical Step-Down Unit at AdventHealth Orlando. Susan has received the Florida Hospital Excellence in Mentoring Award, Patient Care Award, and was a Southeast Region finalist for Nursing Spectrum Excellence in Mentoring. With a love for education, Susan is prolific in ACLS, BLS, First Aid, EKG, Pacing, Sternotomy, and other programs. She has been a speaker at Orlando Education’s O.N.E. conference as well as several of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses’ National Teaching Institutes across the U.S.


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

This course is not accredited.

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules and cases studies.
  • Participate and pass all Self-Checks and Post Test(s).
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation.

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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*There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.