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*Fundamentals of ECG & Basic Dysrhythmias Online Package: Includes Free Pre-Test Assessment

Price: $99.00
Content includes heart structure and function, leads and waveforms, and ECG strip analysis. An introduction to essential ECG rhythms, including sinus, junctional, ventricular, and heart block rhythms are discussed with their identification criteria, causes, and appropriate treatment protocol. Overview of pacemakers and an introduction to the pharmacologics generally used to manage dysrhythmias. Each drug is presented in terms of its use, dosage guidelines, and clinical impact.

"I highly recommend this course to any nursing professional who wishes to advance his or her clinical expertise."- James M. Rippe, MD, Cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Tufts University School of Medicine.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

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Assessment Pre-Test: Provides benchmark for ECG and Dysrhythmias

Voluntary completion provides you with a benchmark of personal assessment and 1 CEU.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Part 1: Anatomy and Physiology and ECG

  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.
Part 2: Rhythms
  1. Identify specific sinus rhythms and describe specific charactyeristics, causes, and treatment for each.
  2. Identify specific junctional rhythms and describe specific characteristics, causes, and treatment for each.
  3. Identify specific ventricular thythms and describe specific characteristics, causes, and treatment for each.
  4. Identify specific heart block rhythms and describe specific characteristics, causes, and treatment for each.
Part 3: Treatment and Pharmacologics
  1. Describe types of pacemakers and their functions.
  2. Identify possible pacemaker malfunctions, their causes and appropriate actions.
  3. Recognize ECG strip representations of pacemaker malfunctions.
  4. Identify common pharmacologics (and their class if appropriate) used to manage dysrhythmias.
  5. Describe the appropriate use, treatment, guidelines and clinical impact for each drug.
Assessment Post-Test: Application Assessment of ECG Part 1, 2, and 3

ECG and Basic Dysrhythmias Assessment Pre-Test

Assess your current knowledge of ECG & Dysrhythmias with this free course. This pre-test provides the participant with the assessment tools to measure current clinical knowledge through 5 quick tests that will also result in a benchmark for the 3 courses within the dysrhythmias and ECG series.

 

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

Fundamentals of ECG & Basic Dysrhythmias was designed to advance the clinical expertise in the understanding of dysrhythmias and ECG. Part 1 of our series provides the platform in understanding and analysis of ECG rhythms. The course begins with a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology in relation to electrophysiology, dysrhythmias and heart blocks; the course then advances into ECG including leads and waveforms followed by strip analysis. This course is intended to deliver to the healthcare provider a review of the basic fundamentals of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology, and is a recommended prerequisite to Part 2 - Rhythms and Part 3 - Treatment and Pharmacologics.

ECG Fundamentals & Basic Dysrhythmias: Part 2 - Rhythms

Fundamentals of ECG & Basic Dysrhythmias was designed to advance the clinical expertise in the understanding of dysrhythmias and ECG. Part 2 of our series is designed to advance clinical expertise with ECG rhythms. This course outlines and interactively takes the participant step by step in identifying the essential ECG rhythms, heart blocks and causes, and outlines the ACLS treatment protocol. This course is intended to deliver to the healthcare provider the knowledge and skills to differentiate sinus, junctional, and ventricular rhythms, and heart blocks in terms of their identification criteria, causes, and appropriate treatment protocol.

ECG Fundamentals & Basic Dysrhythmias: Part 3 - Treatment & Pharmacologics

Fundamentals of ECG & Dysrhythmias was designed to advance the clinical expertise in the understanding of dysrhythmias and ECG. Part 3 of our series provides an overview of pacemakers and an introduction to the pharmacologics generally used to manage dysrhythmias. This course is intended to deliver to the healthcare provider the knowledge of the types of pacemakers, possible malfunctions, their causes, and appropriate actions. In addition, the healthcare provider will have the fundamental skills to identify ECG strip representations of pacemaker malfunctions and pharmacologics in terms of antiarrhythmic drug classifications, use, dosage, guidelines, and clinical impact.

ECG Fundamentals & Basic Dysrhythmias: Part 4 Case Study and Post-Assessment

This is the final portion of the ECG & Dysrhythmias Series. Upon completion of the Pre-assessment and the 3 ECG courses, complete the interactive case studies and review questions in this post-test assessment developed specifically to measure your comprehension and clinical application of parts 1, 2, and 3 of our "Fundamentals of ECG & Basic Dysrhythmias Series"