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Digital Seminar

Fundamentals of Rhythms and 12-Lead EKGs: Day Two: Practical Application of 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Cathy Lockett
6 Hours 37 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Apr 17, 2015
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It’s two o’clock on a Sunday morning and you are the Charge Nurse on a 24-bed telemetry/Med Surg Unit. Mrs. J, in room # 312, is on telemetry and her low heart rate monitor alarm goes off.

You assessed her and note she is hemodynamically compromised with a BP of 74/42, cool and clammy skin and complaints of dizziness. What is the rhythm strip telling us about the patient? Do you know what do next?

Know what clues to look for and what steps to take by attending this information-packed seminar. Leave with a clear understanding of and be able to recognize basic and advanced cardiac dysrhythmias. Learn the systematic approach to EKG interpretation, with advanced skills in differentiating ischemia from infarct on the EKG, identifying STEMI imposters and many other causes of abnormal EKGs. Use these skills to improve patient outcomes for patients like Mrs. J and others you see in practice by being able to anticipate treatments and complications.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Cathy Lockett's Profile

Cathy Lockett Related seminars and products: 5

RN, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K, Speaker on cardiac and pulmonary system


Cathy Lockett, RN, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K, has been practicing critical care nursing for over 35 years. Her critical care background includes working in medical, surgical, neuro, cardiac, cardiovascular care, and critical care transport with most of her clinical experience in the areas of medical cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

She has provided cardiovascular care in the role of staff nurse, preceptor, educator, supervisor and manager. Utilizing her vast knowledge and experience, Cathy has presented on numerous topics related to cardiac and pulmonary care, including advanced and basic EKG interpretation, hemodynamic monitoring, basic and advanced arrhythmia, pulmonary diseases and IABP therapy.

Additionally, Cathy is a Training Center Faculty member for the American Heart Association in the disciplines of Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Cathy’s teaching style is dynamic, fun and high-energy while remaining informal and easy to understand.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary (Cathy) Lockett receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mary (Cathy) Lockett has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


12-Lead EKG Interpretation: When is it necessary to acquire an additional EKG?

  • Utilize a systematic nine-step approach to evaluate EKGs

Hex-Axial System: How to Calculate axis and Why

  • Determine electrical axis using different techniques
  • Establish causes of abnormal axis
  • Utilize axis in disease diagnosis

Intraventricular Conduction Delays: Chronic or Acute/Causes and Treatment Strategies

  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hemiblocks (Fasicular Blocks)
    • Left Anterior Hemiblock
    • Left Posterior Hemiblock

Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary
Syndrome: Patterns of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction on EKG

  • ST segment /T wave changes
  • Reciprocal changes
  • Subtle clues
  • Cardiac enzymes
  • AHA guidelines for treatment of Unstable angina, NSTEMI, STEMI

STEMI Imposters: Is it a STEMI or just an Imposter?

  • How to identify on the EKG
  • Common STEMI imposters
    • Broken Heart Syndrome
    • Prinzmetal Angina
    • Left Bundle Branch Block
    • Left Ventricular hypertrophy
    • RV paced rhythm
    • Pericarditis
    • Early repolarization

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Is it Ventricular Tachycardia or SVT with Aberrancy?

  • Best leads for detecting
  • Tricks of the trade to differentiate
  • Utilize axis to determine
  • Don’t forget: Treat the patient not the monitor!

Pre-Excitation Syndrome: How to Recognize WPW Syndrome on EKG

  • Prevalence
  • Pathophysiology: Differentiate antidromic from orthodromic
  • Treatment modalities

Practice Review: Wrap Up and Putting it All Together



  1. Relate the pathophysiology of supraventricular arrhythmias and accurately identify.
  2. Examine the 12-Lead EKG and diagnose the type of MI and the coronary artery involved.
  3. State the treatment modalities of Acute Coronary Syndrome.
  4. Differentiate STEMI imposters from NSTEMI upon EKG evaluation.
  5. Differentiate wide complex tachycardias.
  6. Identify three common STEMI imposters and differentiate between benign and injury patterns of ST segment elevation.


Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Cardiovascular Technology



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