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Course Overview

The ECG is a tool of remarkable clinical power; it can be mastered with ease and can provide helpful and even vital information in a wide range of situations. One glance at an ECG can diagnose an evolving myocardial infarction, identify a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia, pinpoint the chronic effects of sustained hypertension or the acute effects of a massive pulmonary embolus, or determine the likelihood of underlying coronary artery disease in a patient with chest pain. One must remember that the ECG is only a tool and, like all tools, is only as capable as its user. The purpose of this course is to understand the additional diagnostic features of the 12 lead ECG as well as the associated clinical implications.

About the Course Author

David Hoeft, MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist at American Anesthesiology of New York. In addition to his strong background in physical and chemical sciences, David is actively involved in graduate medical education and research, and brings clinical and didactic expertise across the continuum of medical practice. David Hoeft, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as has contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-AC-0-TLDXECG
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the 12 lead ECG approach to cardiac and pulmonary evaluation.; Identify the 12 lead ECG characteristics found in select electrolyte imbalances.; Review pharmacological impact seen on the 12 lead ECG.
  • Outline:

    I. Introduction

    A. About This Course

    B. Learning Objectives

    II. Electrolyte Disturbances

    A. Potassium - Hyperkalemia

    B. Potassium - Hypokalemia

    C. Calcium

    E. Summary of Electrolyte Waveforms

    F. Review

    III. Hypothermia

    A. Hypothermia

    IV. Drugs

    A. Digoxin

    B. ECG Changes: Therapeutic Blood Levels

    C. ECG Changes: Toxic Blood Levels

    D. Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval

    E. Review

    V. Other Cardiac Disorders

    A. Pericarditis

    B. Pericardial Effusion

    C. Electrical Alternans

    D. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

    E. Myocarditis

    F. Atrial Septal Defect

    VI. Pulmonary Disorders

    A. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    B. Pulmonary Embolism

    C. Review

    VII. Central Nervous System Disorders

    A. CNS Disorders

    B. Sudden Cardiac Death

    C. Brugada Pattern

    D. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

    VIII. Athletes

    A. ECG Changes in Athletes

    IX. Sleep Disorders

    A. Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    X. Case Review 1: Pulmonary Embolus Patrick

    XI. Case Review 2: Hyperkalemia Helen

    XII. Step-Wise Approach to Reading an ECG

    A. Rules and Regulations

    B. Let's Practice

    XIII. Conclusion

    A.    Course Contributors

    B.    Resources

    C.   References

    D.   Disclaimers

    E.    Congratulations

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physicians; Intermediate level Physician Assistants; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.