ORDER AND DISORDER IN THE CARDIAC RHYTHM: BASICS PART I
EKG FOR EP SELF-STUDY COURSE
Linda Moulton RN MS
16 Contact Hours California Board of Nursing Provider #12206
‘The Basics’ is a course covering electrophysiologic principles, review of basic arrhythmias, 12 Lead EKG principles, indications for electrophysiologic testing, the basic steps of an EP study, and syncope. The intended audience 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 basic electrophysiology.
The objectives for Part I of the course:
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
Recall 5 arrhythmia mechanisms.
Define a normal 12 lead EK G.
Calculate axis and identify bundle branch block on a 12-lead EKG.
List 6 common findings seen in a 12 Lead EKG during ventricular tachycardia.
Differentiate EKG findings seen in AVNRT versus WPW.
Part 1 Content
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart and Conduction System Basic Electrophysiologic Principles
Basics of Rhythm Interpretation
Overview of Arrhythmias and Current Treatments
Introduction to the 12 Lead ECG
Bundle Branch Blocks and HemiBlocks
Narrow QRS Tachycardia
Wide QRS Tachycardia
Approved for 16 contact hours California Board of Nursing Provider 12206
For greater content comprehension you should review the material in the workbook, attempt to answer the questions which follow each section and complete any activities that are suggested.
You may complete the exam any time up to the expiration date listed on the test form.
You will receive a certificate for the program when you have scored at least 70% on the test. You are allowed to take the test 3 times.