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Fundamentals of ECG & Basic Dysrhythmias: Part 1 - A&P and ECG

Price: $25.00
Nursing CE: 4.00
This course is accessible until 1/1/2026

This course is intended to deliver to the healthcare provider a review of basic cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology. The content includes heart structure and function, cardiac depolarization and repolarization and repolarization, the relationship of each ECG waveform to the electrical events in the heart, waveform measurement, rate calculation, and analysis techniques for ECG strip interpreting and lead placement.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

ANCC Accredited Organization

This course reports to CE Broker

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the anatomical structures and functions of the heart.
  2. Explore the process of electrical conduction in the heart.
  3. Recall the properties of cardiac depolarization and repolarization.
  4. Describe the relationship of each ECG waveform to the electrical events in the heart.
  5. Apply correct waveform measurement, rate calculation, and analysis techniques for interpreting and ECG strip.
  6. Describe correct lead placement.

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

Disclosures

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

Revisioning Author: Alba Cruz Betancourt, MSN, APRN, CCNS

Alba Cruz is an advanced practice registered nurse, board certified as a clinical nurse specialist. She has over 20 years of nursing experience with over 12 years of experience in cardiac intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care units. Alba was an ACLS instructor until 2018. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida in 2010. She currently is the corporate director of Nursing Practice and Professional Development for AdventHealth.

Disclosures

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

Disclosures
*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.

Disclosures

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

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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.