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ECG & Arrhythmia Interpretation Made Easy

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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

Conduction Abnormalities

  • 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


  1. Choose correct electrode placement required for accurate 12-lead ECG acquisition.
  2. Assess normal and abnormal patterns on each lead of the 12-lead ECG.
  3. Determine cardiac axis using lead I and aVF.
  4. Analyze the 12-lead ECG features seen in atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
  5. Specify the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  6. Evaluate patterns of infarct, injury, and ischemia on the 12-lead.
  7. Utilize morphology in Lead V1 and V6 to differentiate ventricular tachycardia from SVT with aberrant conduction.
  8. Categorize high risk features for Torsades de Pointes and other cardiac arrhythmias.

Target Audience

Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals

Copyright : 12/05/2017

Advanced EKG Assessment

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Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists


  1. Evaluate coronary artery perfusion and the relationship to cardiac musculature and the conduction system.
  2. Specify the six limb and precordial leads, the RV lead and three posterior leads.
  3. Utilize a systematic approach to interpret EKGs.
  4. Assess ischemia, injury and infarction pattern on a 12-lead EKG.
  5. Implement new guidelines from the AHA to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  6. 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

Copyright : 01/18/2018