Basic Rhythms

Don’t know what the bumps and squiggles on the monitor mean? Come learn from us. We make understanding basic cardiac rhythms easy. In this course, you will learn what each component of the rhythm is. Our review of pathophysiology helps you gain an understanding of what is occurring in the heart as it presents on the monitor. We take a step by step approach, building consecutively on the knowledge you master. Our small class model allows us the flexibility to focus on the areas you need help the most. Unique to our class is a practice session to ensure you are able to apply the knowledge learned to monitoring sessions in real time and be able to successful interpret a monitor tracing when you return to your clinical area.

Wednesday August 28 & Thursday August 29, 2019




ECG INTERPRETATION-BASIC

We believe you need to understand the information and be able to apply it for a course to be valuable for you. With this in mind, we have structured our EKG courses to include lots of practice with EKG interpretation. We teach you to understand what is happening in the heart that produces what you see on the EKG. Each component of the EKG waveform is explained. Our basic EKG interpretation will teach you how to perform an EKG and how to spot when lead placement is incorrect. We teach you indications for performing and how to perform a 12, 15 and right sided EKG. We teach you to apply a sequential method for EKG interpretation while focusing on building an understanding of what is occurring in the heart that produces the waveform. A simple method for identifying EKG axis is presented.

Tuesday September 3 & Wednesday September 4, 2019




ECG INTERPRETATION-ADVANCED

Are you proficient in reading EKG’s? Are you looking to build on your existing skillset? Then this is the course for you. In our advanced EKG interpretation, we teach you to identify atrial and ventricular hypertrophy. We teach how to identify critical EKG patterns such as Wellen’s and Brugada. Pre-excitation patterns such as Wolff-Parkinson White and Long Ganong-Levine are identified. An alternative lead placement technique which can help to identify when wide complex tachycardia originates from an atrial cause is presented. Effects of electrolyte abnormalities on the EKG are presented. Common differences seen in pediatric & Dextrocardia EKG’s are reviewed. Our small class size affords opportunity to ask questions and practice your refined EKG interpretation skills.

Dates coming soon  



MEDICATION EFFECTS ON ECG'S

Many medications alter the action potential cycle of cardiac cells. Are you familiar with recognizing the potential risk for your patient? If not, take your nursing practice to the next level of safety. We present key information on commonly used medications which could alter cardiac conduction. Case studies are used to enhance your ability to critically apply your knowledge to bedside care using interactive audience response technology.


Dates coming soon
 

Cardiac Competency

Becoming proficient in cardiac monitoring is a learning process beginning with identifying basic rhythms. Build on this knowledge to master the intricacies of interpreting an ecg. Add to this knowledge by learning how medications affect the cardiac cells, increasing the risk for arrhythmias.

Contact us if you would like to book a private class.

We can book private classes for your group in our office or,

we can also provide On-Site Training at your location. 

 Class sizes vary by course.