Getting Started with EKG's

Getting Started with EKG's

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will teach the basics of interpreting EKG's and how to recognize arrhythmias such as supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias, conduction blocks, and pre-excitation syndromes, such as WPW.

Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

Calculate the heart rate from an EKG tracing.
1. Identify the various wave forms, segments and intervals on an EKG.
2. Identify a normal EKG.
3. Distinguish amongst Holter monitors, event monitors, cell phone based monitors and surgically implanted monitors to identify arrhythmias.
4. Identify the five basic types of arrhythmias: sinus arrhythmias, supraventricular arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias, and basic conduction blocks.

Length of Course: 2.0 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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