ECG Interpretation: A Step-by-Step Approach, 2nd Edition is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Mar 19, 2018 - Mar 31, 2021. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 5 Contact Hours.
Provides an overview of both normal sinus rhythm and dysrhythmias. Treatment methods discussed include defibrillators and pacemakers. The course begins with the normal electrical conduction of the heart, and then reviews the steps of how to interpret electrocardiography (ECG). You will learn how to determine the heart rhythm and heart rate. Special considerations associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome are featured. Today, ECG interpretation is a skill necessary for nurses in a variety of clinical settings. The ability for nurses to quickly and accurately identify dysrhythmias is vital to assure prompt interventions and life-saving measures when necessary. Case Studies help connect content with practice.
• Identify the basic principles of electrocardiology and associated principles vital for electrocardiograph interpretation.
• Recognize normal sinus rhythm and the specific electrocardiographic characteristics that distinguish the various types of dysrhythmias from each other.
• Discuss the various treatment methods for common dysrhythmias.
• Distinguish ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (non-STEMIs).
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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology