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Digital Seminar

12-Lead ECG

Cynthia L. Webner |  Karen M. Marzlin
6 Hours 25 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 04, 2013
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Digital Seminar


You will gain the essential skills and in-depth knowledge for determining:

  • Axis Deviation
  • A Systematic Approach to the 12-lead ECG
  • Bundle Branch Block Identification
  • Myocardial Injury & Ischemia
  • Arrhythmia Interpretation

Attend this comprehensive ECG seminar and take your ECG knowledge to the next level. Your speakers Cynthia Webner, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, and Karen Marzlin, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN will focus on the direct application of ECG interpretation in clinical practice and case study analyses, with many opportunities to practice your 12-lead ECG assessment skills.

Cindy and Karen have developed innovative teaching methods that will improve your long-term retention of key concepts through engaged hands-on learning activities, such as the creation of a reference worksheet that includes visual reminders for rapid and accurate assessment. You will use these skills every day in your clinical practice.




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). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.5 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.5 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.8 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Cynthia L. Webner's Profile

Cynthia L. Webner Related seminars and products: 8

DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Aultman Hospital

Cynthia L. Webner, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, has over 32 years of critical care and cardiovascular experience in a wide variety of clinical practice settings. Twelve years of her career were dedicated to nursing management and Heart Center administration. She currently practices as a hospital-based Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with a large medical cardiology practice.

Cindy leads the hospital’s cardiac care therapeutic hypothermia program. Cindy has a passion for both nursing practice and the cardiac patient. She believes knowledge transforms clinical practice. In addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice, Cindy is also a co-owner of Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates.

She collaborated on Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive Nursing Resource Manual published by CNEA in 2007. Cindy’s presentations at regional and national venues are known for their high level of enthusiasm and humor used to deliver very high level content. Cindy will convince you that learning is indeed fun, and clinical practice is truly a joy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cynthia Webner is a business partner for Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education. She has an employment relationship with Aultman Hospital CVC. Dr. Webner receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Cynthia Webner is a CCRN Ambassador for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.  

Karen M. Marzlin's Profile

Karen M. Marzlin Related seminars and products: 5

DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist/Co-Owner

Key Choice

Karen M. Marzlin, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, is an acute care Clinical Nurse Specialist practicing with medical cardiology patients in a 56-bed variable staffing CCU. Karen has been a nurse for over 26 years and has spent her entire career working with the cardiac patient. Karen also dedicated 10 years of her career to management and cardiovascular program administration. She has a passion for creating excellence at the bedside that is evident in her daily practice.

Karen, in addition to maintaining a part-time clinical practice, is a co-owner of Key Choice, a training and consulting business. She travels nationally and provides continuing education on a wide variety of cardiovascular and critical care topics as well as leadership/management consulting. Her presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help everyone achieve excellence at the bedside. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program.

Karen collaborated on Cardiovascular Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive Nursing Resource Manual published by CNEA in 2007.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Marzlin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Karen Marzlin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

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Additional Resources


To order the book, The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need, Seventh Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the audio recording, Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation: Conduction Blocks & Bradycardias, please visit our product store.

To order the audio recording, Pacemaker Fundamentals: The Foundation for Increased Confidence in Paced Rhythm Interpretation, please visit our product store.

To order the audio recording, Antiarrhythmic Pharmacology and Patient Management, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


12-Lead ECG - A systematic approach

  • Limb leads and chest leads
  • Single electrode and dual electrode leads
  • Lead placement
  • Low leads record
  • Views of each lead
  • Cardiac conduction system and waveforms
  • Systematic ECG review

Cardiac Axis

  • Clinical application
  • Axis wheel
  • Quadrants of axis
  • Quick approach for axis assessment
  • Degree of axis

Bundle Branch Blocks (BBB) and Hypertrophy Identification

  • Right BBB Morphology
  • Left BBB Morphology
  • Left anterior hemi-block diagnostic criteria
  • Atrial Hypertrophy
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy

Patterns of Myocardial Injury and Ischemia

  • Myocardial injury patterns
  • Patterns of ischemia
  • Reciprocal changes
  • Evolutionary ST / T wave changes
  • Pathological Q waves
  • Interpretation in presence of BBB
  • Specific types of myocardial infarction
  • Anterior wall
  • Lateral wall
  • Inferior wall
  • Posterior wall
  • Right ventricular

Complex Arrhythmia Interpretation

  • Mechanisms of tachyarrhythmias
  • Evaluating wide complex tachycardias
  • VT versus SVT with BBB aberrancy



  • Identify correct electrode placement required for accurate 12-lead ECG acquisition.
  • Differentiate normal from abnormal patterns on each lead of the 12-lead ECG.
  • Determine cardiac axis using lead I and aVF.
  • Describe the 12-lead ECG features seen in atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Contrast the features of right bundle branch block from the features of left bundle branch block.
  • Recognize 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.
  • Recognize long QT as a risk factor for Torsades de Pointes.



Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Advanced Paramedics, Physician Assistants, EKG Technicians, Telemetry Technicians, Cardiovascular Technology Professionals



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