NMT/RT: Cardiac Electrophysiology for Nuclear Medicine Technology
Hours: 1.50
This course is accessible until 3/1/2020

This course provides a comprehensive guide to dysrhythmias commonly manifested by imaging patients. The content begins with a brief overview of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology; continues with a description of leads, lead placements, and waveforms for analysis; and concludes with a description of essential ECG rhythms and ECG strips that describes the needed identification criterion.

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.

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 an ECG strip.
  6. Describe correct lead placement.
  7. Describe the origin and components of sinus rhythms.
  8. Identify the origin and characteristics of atrial rhythms.
  9. Identify the origin and characteristics of junctional rhythms.
  10. Identify the origin and characteristics of heart blocks.
  11. Identify the origin and characteristics of ventricular rhythms.

Lisa Lorenzo, RN, BSN, BC

Lisa Lorenzo is certified as an Advanced Practice Educator, a Heartsaver/AED and a Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor. She has hospital experience in cardiology, labor and delivery, postanesthesia care, eating disorders, and progressive care.

She is a member of Centocor Speaker Bureau and is currently the Corporate Cardiology Educational Coordinator for Orlando Regional Healthcare System.

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

American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 6/30/2020

Dept of Health - Bureau of Radiation Control (DOH-BRC)
CE Credits: 1.5, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2021

Completion Requirements:

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

  • View all modules

  • Participate and pass all learning checks

  • Pass the PostTest(s) with a minimum score of 80%

  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion:

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.


Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest:

There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.


Commercial Company Support:

The content of this activity was not developed with support from any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.


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