Call to register, or stop by one of our offices. A $50 deposit will hold your spot in the class, with the $200 balance due the day of the class.
Classes must have a minimum of 4 students, and are subject to being cancelled if this minimum is not met.
Why EKG Workshop?
- Only $250
- Technicians often encounter monitored patients in the health care setting.
- Many technician positions require EKG monitoring skills.
- Recognition of lethal dysrhythmias can SAVE A LIFE.
- Excellent preparatory work for RN or Paramedic programs.
General Workshop Information:
This class introduces the participant to cardiac monitoring and diagnostic electrocardiography. Technicians working in critical care areas such as ICU, PCU, Emergency departments, and surgical units will often encounter cardiac monitoring. Information presented in this program will aid the technician in providing effective care to patients being monitored for cardiac rhythms.
- Cardiac anatomy and physiology review
- Indications for cardiac monitoring
- Types of monitoring systems and telemetry
- Application of monitoring devices
- Electrode site preparation
- Recording rhythm tracings
- Acquisition of a 12-lead ECG
- Wave form identification
- Rate calculation
- Recognition of normal sinus rhythm
- Recognition of lethal rhythms
- Review of common dysrhythmias and EKG abnormalities.
Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:
- Label the major components of the cardiac conduction system
- List at least 4 indications for cardiac monitoring
- Compare and contrast EKG monitoring and 12-lead EKG
- Apply electrodes and obtain a rhythm tracing
- Apply electrodes and obtain a 12-lead ECG
- Indentify the P wave, QRS complex, and T wave on a given EKG tracing
- Calculate the ventricular rate from a given EKG tracing
- Recognize lethal rhytms (asystole, V-fib, and V-tach) from a cardiac monitor screen and/or paper tracing.
- Differentiate artifact from V-fib in a clinical scenario.
- List the criteria for normal sinus rhythm
- Select a normal sinus rhythm from a group of rhythms
- Discuss some characteristics of abnormal rhythms