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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina, West Virginia and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.
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ECG Interpretation: Basic Rhythms

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ECG Interpretation: Basic Rhythms
This course is designed for nurse clinicians and nurses utilizing telemetry to enhance their knowledge of cardiac monitoring and rhythm interpretation. The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on ECG interpretation and identification of normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. The Nurse learner will become knowledgeable of the cardiac anatomy and physiology as it relates to the electrical conduction in the heart. The nurse will learn how compare the cardiac waveform as it occurs in the cardiac cycle. In addition, will learn the normal and abnormal components of the ECG and their measurements. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describing cardiac anatomy and physiology as it relates to the electrical conduction in the heart.
  • Compare how the cardiac waveform relates to what is occurring in the cardiac cycle.
  • Identify normal components of the ECG and their measurements.
  • Recognize abnormal components of the ECG and their measurements.
  • Interpret basic rhythms, including normal sinus rhythm, sinus tachycardia, and sinus bradycardia.


Chapter 1 - Introduction
Overview of Cardiac Anatomy/Electrical Conduction System
Cardiac Anatomy
Electrical Conduction System

Chapter 2 - ECG Rhythm Strips – A Review
Lead placement and EKG basics
Five-step approach to reading an EKG
Putting it all together

Chapter 3 - Sinus Rhythms Review
Normal sinus rhythm
Sinus tachycardia
Sinus bradycardia

Chapter 4 - Atrial Rhythms
Atrial flutter
Atrial fibrillation

Chapter 5 - Ventricular Rhythms
Ventricular tachycardia
Ventricular fibrillation

Chapter 6 - Conclusion
Case Scenarios

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