Nursing: Basic ECG Recognition and Interpretation
23.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
ECG interpretation is an essential skill for nurses practicing in areas where patients are cardiac monitored.  Nurses caring for monitored patients should have a thorough understanding of what the ECG rhythm strip shows and how rate and rhythm affect their patients.  It is also important that nurses be able to identify and correct problems that prevent accurate interpretation of the rhythm.  This course provides an overview of the most common, basic non-life-threatening rhythms to refresh your knowledge and increase confidence in your rhythm interpretation skills.  The course reviews the normal sinus rhythms and the most common cardiac dysrhythmias to help you better understand the effects dysrhythmias have on patients and recommended nursing interventions. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the information attainable from the electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor.
  • Discuss the nurse’s role in rhythm monitoring.
  • Recognize normal rhythms, paced rhythms, and basic dysrhythmias on the ECG monitor.
  • Discuss the mechanisms of basic dysrhythmias.
  • List appropriate nursing interventions based on accurate identification of common dysrhythmias.

About the Author:
Dawn Altman, RN, is an expert cardiology nurse instructor who has been educating nurses and other health care providers in ECG interpretation for over 35 years. After an extensive career as an emergency department nurse and paramedic clinical instructor, she worked in a large full-service cardiac hospital. In 1986, she authored an ECG textbook (under the name Dawn Bean). She currently administers free web-based teaching materials for other ECG instructors.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Basic ECG Recognition and Interpretation - N31978

23.95
About the Course:
ECG interpretation is an essential skill for nurses practicing in areas where patients are cardiac monitored.  Nurses caring for monitored patients should have a thorough understanding of what the ECG rhythm strip shows and how rate and rhythm affect their patients.  It is also important that nurses be able to identify and correct problems that prevent accurate interpretation of the rhythm.  This course provides an overview of the most common, basic non-life-threatening rhythms to refresh your knowledge and increase confidence in your rhythm interpretation skills.  The course reviews the normal sinus rhythms and the most common cardiac dysrhythmias to help you better understand the effects dysrhythmias have on patients and recommended nursing interventions. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the information attainable from the electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor.
  • Discuss the nurse’s role in rhythm monitoring.
  • Recognize normal rhythms, paced rhythms, and basic dysrhythmias on the ECG monitor.
  • Discuss the mechanisms of basic dysrhythmias.
  • List appropriate nursing interventions based on accurate identification of common dysrhythmias.

About the Author:
Dawn Altman, RN, is an expert cardiology nurse instructor who has been educating nurses and other health care providers in ECG interpretation for over 35 years. After an extensive career as an emergency department nurse and paramedic clinical instructor, she worked in a large full-service cardiac hospital. In 1986, she authored an ECG textbook (under the name Dawn Bean). She currently administers free web-based teaching materials for other ECG instructors.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.