00.01 EKG (ECG) Course Introduction

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Understanding and interpreting electrocardiogram (EKG) rhythms can be confusing and intimidating. This course will show you the basics of how electricity flows through the heart and how that translates onto the EKG waveform.  We’ll break down the most common heart rhythms you’ll be expected to know and make each one of them easy to understand!

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to…

  1. Discuss the basic physiology of the electrical activity in the heart.
  2. Explain the basic parts of the EKG waveform and their significance to the electrical activity in the heart.
  3. Interpret the EKG rhythm waveform for sinus rhythms and discuss the significance for the patient
  4. Interpret the EKG rhythm waveform for abnormal atrial rhythms and discuss the significance for the patient
  5. Interpret the EKG rhythm waveform for abnormal ventricular rhythms and discuss the significance for the patient
  6. Interpret the EKG rhythm waveform for heart blocks and discuss the significance for the patient
  7. Identify deadly or life-threatening EKG waveforms quickly

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