Total Course Length 602 Minutes / 10.50 CEs
This lecture is designed for the healthcare practitioner who is beginning to care for patients who require cardiac monitoring. The basics and foundations for ECG interpretation are provided to enable the learner to better understand the genesis of cardiac arrhythmias.
This lecture will begin with a brief review of the conductive pathways and then correlate with the ECG waveforms and their normal appearance. A description of the electrocardiographic paper will be followed by the technique for measuring heart rates and intervals. The lecture will conclude with the principles of lead systems, proper placements of leads for bedside monitoring and a systematic approach to analyzing cardiac rhythms.
This lecture reviews the anatomy and location of the sinus node and the arrhythmias that develop when dysfunction occurs. Viewers will have an opportunity to challenge their knowledge with test strips.
This lecture will discuss, in detail, the mechanisms responsible for specific atrial arrhythmias. Etiological factors and the ECG criterial of each type of atrial arrhythmias will be outlined with opportunities for the learner to test their interpretive skills.
This lecture will provide the learner with ECG criteria necessary to accurately identify arrhythmias originating for the AV junction. Numerous rhythm strips are incorporated throughout the lecture allowing the learner to test their interpretive skills.
This lecture begins with a review of the anatomical locations for AV nodal Blocks. ECG criteria is given for first, second and third degree heart block with an emphasis placed on the various categories of second degree. Sample tracings are provided to allow the learner to practice interpretive skills.
This lecture will begin with a discussion of the causes of ventricular ectopy followed by the different manifestations and ECG criteria. The optimum lead selection for the rapid and accurate interpretation will also be included. The learner will have several tracings to test their interpretive skills.
This lecture discusses proper placement of limb leads and precordial leads as well as the principles of lead systems. The normal waveform configuration for each lead will be outlined in detail. The learner will also be provided with a systematic approach to analyzing the 12 lead.
This lecture will cover the fundamentals necessary to accurately interpret electrical axis. The learner will have an opportunity at the conclusion to test their skills with sample tracings.
This lecture begins with an explanation of the terminology used to describe acute coronary syndromes followed by a detailed description of the ECG changes associated with ischemia, injury and infarction. Coronary arterial distribution is correlated with areas of the heart to enable the learner to identify the location of infarction. Right sided and posterior leads will also be presented as they relate to right ventricular and posterior infarctions.
This lecture will review the anatomical features of the bundle branches and outline the ECG criteria for left versus right bundle branch and hemiblocks. The optimum leads for interpretation will also be discussed. The learner will have an opportunity to test their interpretive skills with sample ECG tracings.
This lecture will discuss the optimum leads to best identify morphological changes associated with ventricular ectopy and aberrantly conducted beats. Numerous clues on the 12 lead will be provided that will enable the learner to rapidly and accurately distinguish ventricular tachycardia from supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy.
This lecture describes the abnormal conduction pathways and ECG changes associated with W-P-W along with the types of tachyarrhythmias that may occur as a result of an accessory pathway.
Many abnormalities found on the 12 lead electrocardiogram have changes that can mimic a myocardial infarction. This lecture will present selected abnormalities and identify the features that distinguish their changes from those of myocardial infarctions.