EKG Master

This 4-hour course intends to provide the necessary skills to the healthcare provider to increase comfort and knowledge base in performing EKGs.

This course covers will review detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes and terminology, medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and echocardiography, an introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and proper 12-lead order.

In the class, the student will learn basic and advanced EKG skills:

  • Foundation of an EKG
  • Components of an EKG
  • Recognition of Sinus Rhythms
  • Sinus Node Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Syndromes
  • Bundle Branch Blocks
  • Myocardial Injury, Ischemia, and Infarction
  • Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • AV Conduction Abnormalities
  • Medication Effects, Electrolyte Imbalances, and Metabolic Factors
  • Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
  • An Approach to EKG Interpretation