ECG Fundamentals, Part 1 - 17-GANN-F3-0177

ECG Fundamentals, Part 1

by James Boomhower, BS, FP-C, NR-P, C-NPT
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
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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

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 07/18/17 to 12/01/18.
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Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/10/2020

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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Joanna R - White Settlement, TX  ·  Jun 17, 2018
Very informative. Didn't linger on and on to fill time. Was very helpful. Looking forward to part 2.
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janelle t - Anaheim, CA  ·  Jun 15, 2018
good trefresher on ekg
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joseph v - el monte, CA  ·  Jun 14, 2018
This was great, helped me a lot, I feel strongly about it.
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Jessica W - Waddell, AZ  ·  Jun 11, 2018
This presentation provided valuable information that will be used in the future, the presenter did a good job presenting the information.
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Michelle B - Forest City, IL  ·  May 20, 2018
Excellent explanation of how the heart works and how to interpret an ECG
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