12 Lead EKG Education
About our Course
This three day course provides hands on
experience in interpreting a wide range
of adult 12 lead EKGs. The emphasis
is on repetitive use of the learned skills
to reinforce the student's knowledge of
12 lead interpretation. Strongly
Emphasized is the use of the 12 Lead
in emergency settings to make triage and
treatment decisions. Participants will
work in two member teams to practice
the skills learned. The sessions are
conducted in an upbeat, embarrassment-
free atmosphere. The training is provided
by a three member, multidisciplinary
team, consisting of a Nurse Practitioner,
a Physician's Assistant, and a Paramedic
Educator. Our content closely follows
the work of world renowned cardiologist,
author and teacher Henry JL Marriott, MD.
Introduction of staff, objectives, paperwork.
Pretest - Don't panic. This is necessary for CME requirements. This helps measure instructor performance.
Brief History of Electrocardiolgraphy
Terminology, Abbreviations, Equipment types
Acquisition of the 12 Lead. (including other important leads like V7, V8, V9, V3R, V4R, and V5R)
The Hexaxial Lead System, Wires and lead systems explained
Anatomy of the Heart, its chambers, valves, electrical system and coronary artery supplies
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Depolarization and Repolarization made simple
Wave Nomenclature, The rules on how to label the waves
Bundle Branch Blocks
Reveiw of homework
Ischemia and its effects on the EKG
Injury and its effects on the EKG
Infarction and its effects on the EKG
ST/T wave abnormalities
Advanced Monitoring Leads, MCL1, MCL6, S5, Esophageal
Accessory Pathways, LGL and WPW
Torsades de Pointes
EKG Alterations, Influence of drugs, hypothermia, electrolytes, TCAs, Dig.
The EKG in Pulmonary Disease
This is an entry level program appropriate for:
Medical Students, Resident Physicians, Nurses, PA's, Paramedics, Community Physicians, or anyone who has the responsibility to assess and diagnose 12 lead EKGs.
Day to day contact with EKGs
Completion of a basic arrhythmia interpretation course
ACLS training is often helpful but not required.
Enjoying some time with Dr. Henry Marriott “Barney”. We were less gray back then.