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Interpreting Critical Rhythms and 12-Leads

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Course Description

Rapid and accurate interpretation of rhythms and 12-Leads during cardiac emergencies ensures optimal interventions,  resulting in improved patient outcomes. This 1-day program will provide a concise and systematic approach to the  interpretation of the ECG that includes instruction as to which leads are best suited to reveal important interpretive clues, along with descriptions of the subtle and not-so-subtle morphologic clues seen in potentially life-threatening conditions. Several electrocardiographic tracings and scenarios are presented throughout the day that will provide opportunities for interaction and practice. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Outline a systematic approach to the analysis and interpretation of rhythms and 12-Leads.
  • Correlate lead selections with specific electrocardiographic abnormalities.
  • Accurately interpret selected ECG rhythms and 12-Leads.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a break of 15 minutes. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • The Normal 12-Lead
  • Rapid Calculations of Electrical Axis
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Bundle Branch Blocks: Right vs. Left
  • Wide-Complex Tachycardias
  • Interpretation Practice and Q&A
  • Dangerous Bradycardias
  • Electrolytes at Panic Levels
  • Supraventricular Tachycardias: When to Worry!
  • Putting it All Togethe: Testing Your Interpretive Skillsr