This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, and for those preparing to take ACLS or PALS (not mandatory). This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Course Curriculum

Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart
Introduction to the heart 00:10:00
What an ECG is and how to record it
Troubleshooting when recording an ECG
Understanding the normal ECG trace
Atrial fibrillation and flutter, P wave and PR interval abnormalities, and T wave abnormalities
QRS abnormalities, ectopic beats, and pacemakers
Myocardial and pericardial disease
Congenital heart disease
Diagnostic testing
Effect of drugs on the ECG
Inheritable arrhythmogenic diseases
Myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndromes
Non-cardiac ECG changes
Valvular heart disease
Learning Activity
Interactive Activity: ECG 00:15:00

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