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12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Skills for Advanced Practice

Presented by: Carol Jacobson

Course Description:
This class goes beyond your basic 12 lead ECG interpretation class and takes your ECG interpretation skills to a higher level. More advanced content includes recognition of fascicular blocks, bifascicular blocks, and trifascicular blocks and the potential dangers associated with them; ECG signs of atrial and ventricular chamber enlargement; ECG effects of drugs and electrolyte disorders, especially hypo and hyperkalemia, hypo and hypercalcemia; and myocardial infarction mimics, such as left bundle branch block, ventricular paced rhythms, pericarditis, early repolarization, acute cor pulmonale, and Brugada Syndrome. Practice tracings are used to present content and allow interactive participation of learners.

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

  1. Recognize signs of left anterior fascicular block, left posterior fascicular block, bifascicular blocks, and trifascicular blocks on the 12 lead ECG.
  2. Differentiate between right and left atrial enlargement, and right and left ventricular hypertrophy.
  3. Recognize ECG changes that could indicate drug effect or electrolyte imbalances.
  4. Differentiate ECG changes due to myocardial injury and infarction from conditions that can mimic injury and infarction, such as left bundle branch block, ventricular paced rhythm, pericarditis, early repolarization, acute cor pulmonale, and Brugada Syndrome.

Continuing Education:
5.0 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Technical Requirements:
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Course Price:
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