As all prehospital providers know, the rapid and accurate interpretation of ECGs is paramount for good patient care. Their analysis of the patient’s ECG often determines the patient’s treatment pathway and sometimes the destination. It is important for all prehospital providers to be knowledgeable about dysrhythmia interpretation and to recognize ischemia and infarction.
The goal of this continuing education course is to understand the indications for obtaining an ECG, review basic electrophysiology, perform correct lead placement, and employ accurate interpretation of normal and abnormal ECGs. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Correctly demonstrate an ECG
- Demonstrate what role the ECG and continuous cardiac monitoring play in the prehospital setting
- Describe the basics of electrophysiology
- Recognize normal and abnormal rhythms
- Explain how to read an ECG with emphasis on ischemia and infarction
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Advanced
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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