course categories will soon be available for study.
Courses in each category are numbered, and must be completed in
order. Choose link on left to access full course
description of course modules that are available or will be
within in the next two weeks.
These courses have been
approved by an AACN Certification Corporation-approved Provider
(#12190 & 12851) (Critical Care Ed) under established AACN Certification
Corporation guidelines. They are also approved by the
California Board of Nursing (CEP 12206).
The Basics-is a
course covering electrophysiologic principles, review of basic
arrhythmias, 12 Lead EKG principles, antiarrhythmic drugs and
drugs used for sedation, EP lab set-up, indications for
electrophysiologic testing, the basic steps of an EP study, and
syncope. The intended participant for this course is staff
who have worked in electrophysiology labs or industry for less
than one year or those who want a solid review or foundation in
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this program the learner
will be able to...
Recall fundamentals of basic electrophysiology, including
cellular physiology, anatomy and physiology of the conduction
system and mechanisms of arrhythmias.
2. Calculate axis and identify bundle
branch block on a 12-lead EKG.
3. Discuss elements of the typical electrophysiology
laboratory physical plant and equipment used.
4. State the types of EP studies and the
objectives of each.
familiar with the indications for EP testing and the common
clinical scenarios meeting these criteria.
6. Discuss the various responses to Head-up
7. State a
systemic approach to interpreting electrograms.
Module 1 (Basics-Module 1) Anatomy & Physiology & Basics of
Electrophysiology by Linda Moulton, RN MS
(Basics-Module 2) EKG Complex and Arrhythmia Review by Linda
Moulton, RN MS
Module 3 (Basics-Module 3) The Normal 12
Lead EKG, Axis and Bundle Branch Block by Linda Moulton, RN MS
Module 4 (Basics-Module 4) Narrow and Wide QRS Tachycardias
by Linda Moulton, RN MS
12 Lead EKG Course-The
intended participant for this course is hospital staff
responsible for EKG interpretation. This course provides an
overview of the basics.
Course Objectives-1.Provide a firm
knowledge of components of the normal 12 Lead EKG; 2. Introduce
basic components of 12 lead EKG used to assess pathology.
Participant Objectives-Upon completion of
the program the learner will be able to:
1. Identify normal coronary artery
circulation and cardiac conduction system.
2. Identify the 12 standard
3. Determine the mean QRS axis from a 12
4. Determine hypertrophies from a 12 lead
5. Identify EKG changes after myocardial
6. Identify the location of a myocardial
infarction from a 12 lead EKG.
7. Differentiate between right and left
bundle branch blocks.
Module 1 (12 Lead EKG-Module 1) reviews the
materials that are taught in the beginning of the 12 lead EKG
course. Anatomy, Physiology & Basics of Electrophysiology.
Module 2 (12 Lead EKG-Module 2) looks at the EKG
complex in depth and presents an arrhythmia overview.
Module 3 (12 Lead EKG-Module 3) presents the
normal 12 lead EKG, axis calculation and analysis of bundle
Module 4 (12 Lead EKG-Module 4) Chamber
enlargement and MI
Module 5 (12 Lead EKG-Module 5) Putting it all
together; Practice Tracings
Courses still to come:
Beyond the Basics
Noninvasive Electrocardiography (Noninvasive)
Ablation Biophysics (Ablation Bio)
Pacing & ICD's (Devices)
Heart Failure Curriculum (HF)
Advanced 12 Lead (12 Lead)
ARR: Basic Arrhythmia Course