Full Course Description
ECG & Arrhythmia Interpretation Made Easy
Time Saving Tips & Strategies
- Systematic Approach
- Correlating Cardiac Conduction with Waveforms
- Layout of the 12-Lead, 15-Lead & Right-sided ECG
- Positive & Negative Lead Placement
- Cardiac Conduction System Clues
Determining Cardiac Axis
- Quick Approach for Axis by Quadrant
- Axis Practice Utilizing “Thumbs Technique”
- Causes for Axis Deviation
- Axis in Disease Diagnosis
- Right & Left BBB Morphology
- Left Anterior Hemi-Block Criteria
- Chamber Enlargement
- Atrial Hypertrophy
- Right- & Left-Ventricular Hypertrophy
Myocardial Injury and Ischemia
- Patterns of Injury & Ischemia
- ST Segment & T Wave Changes
- Reciprocal Changes
- Pathological Q waves
- Specific Types of Myocardial Infarction
- Subtle Clues
Complex Arrhythmia Interpretation
- Mechanisms of Tachyarrhythmias
- Evaluating Wide Complex Tachycardias
- VT versus SVT with BBB Aberrancy
High Risk Features
- QT abnormalities
- The Brugada Syndrome
- Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome
Putting It All Together
- Emergency Interventions
- Acute vs. Chronic Treatment Recommendations
- Documentation of Findings
- Choose correct electrode placement required for accurate 12-lead ECG acquisition.
- Assess normal and abnormal patterns on each lead of the 12-lead ECG.
- Determine cardiac axis using lead I and aVF.
- Analyze the 12-lead ECG features seen in atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
- Specify the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
- Evaluate patterns of infarct, injury, and ischemia on the 12-lead.
- Utilize morphology in Lead V1 and V6 to differentiate ventricular tachycardia from SVT with aberrant conduction.
- Categorize high risk features for Torsades de Pointes and other cardiac arrhythmias.
Advanced EKG Assessment
- Evaluate coronary artery perfusion and the relationship to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
- Specify the six limb and precordial leads, the RV lead and three posterior leads.
- Utilize a systematic approach to interpret EKGs.
- Assess ischemia, injury and infarction pattern on a 12-lead EKG.
- Implement new guidelines from the AHA to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
- Analyze five common STEMI imposters and treatment modalities.
- Coronary Artery Perfusion
- Related to Cardiac Musculature
- Related to Conduction System
- 12-Lead EKG
- Differentiating Limb Leads
- Recognizing Contiguous Leads
- 15-Lead EKG
- Utilizing V7, V8, V9
- Diagnosing Posterior STEMI
- Right-Sided EKG
- Proper Lead Placement
- Utilizing V4R
- Diagnosing Right Ventricular Infarct
- Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Signs & Symptoms
- EKG Changes
- Differentiating Ischemia, Injury & Infarct
- Treatment Modalities for Ischemia & Infarct
- STEMI Imposters
- Recognition & Treatment Options