This Four-day program is designed for ECG Monitor Technicians, and other allied health personnel working in Emergency departments, Cardiac units, critical care units, post-anesthesia care units, operating rooms and telemetry units. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic cardiac normal rhythm as well as dysrhythmias.
This course will not only maintain your certification up to date but also enhance your professional development and enable you to be more marketable.
- Basic anatomy of the cardiovascular system.
- Basic Physiology of the heart and Heart normal circulation.
- Normal heart rhythm.
- Describe normal cardiac anatomy and flow of blood through the heart.
- Identify the parts of the cardiac conduction system and their function.
- Describe the origin and spread of the electrical impulse through the heart.
- Identify the waves and intervals of the cardiac cycle and state their normal values.
- State the 5 steps of rhythm interpretation.
- Pacemakers (coding, normal function, loss of capture, loss of sensing).
- Commonly used drugs and the correct dosage used to treat each of the above arrhythmias.
- Illustrate proper electrode and lead wire placement for a 5 wire system and a 3 wire system.
- Identify arrhythmias from a rhythm strip.