Starting at: $165.00
In accordance with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a detailed approach to cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, as well as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and treatments of dysrhythmia. This course follows American Heart Association's ACLS guidelines.Objectives:
- Describe the general anatomical structures of the heart.
- Identify the heart’s electrical properties
- Describe the right-versus the left-sided mechanical functions of the heart.
- Explain proper electrode placement for EKG monitoring.
- Identify the components of the normal EKG complex.
- Utilize the 5-step method for EKG interpretation.
- Identify the criteria for arrhythmias, clinical significance and treatment modalities.
- Identify the assessment sequence and techniques for pulmonary, cardiac and vascular diseases.
- Describe different types of vascular diseases and their complications.
- Outline diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
- Perform a 12 lead and right-sided EKG.
- Identify frequently used telemetry cardiac drugs, mechanism of action, side effects, adverse effects and nursing considerations.
This class is highly recommended for RNs and LPNs employed in telemetry, step-down units, CCU, ICU, and ER paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, medical students and exercise physiologists. Learn More
Starting at: $90.00
The Basic EKG course, which consists of 16 hours of home study and 8 hours of class time which will earn the applicant 24 CEU hours of credit, is designed to help the student interpret the rhythm and also understand the anatomy and physiology of the heart and circulatory system. Students who are new to the medical field will benefit most from this class as it would be a great pre-requisite for first time ACLS attendees. The class is also beneficial for anyone applying to be a monitor technician or patient care associate.Learn More