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ECG & PHARMACOLOGY Pre-Course Information

This course is designed to develop ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. This full day class starts with basic rhythm recognition skills and moves on to more advanced concepts.  It is an ideal solution for healthcare providers who are preparing to take ACLS or PALS, but can also be used by anyone needing to learn ECG recognition skills and/or pharmacology, including students preparing for the MICN exam. It is a thorough analysis of various rhythms originating and affecting all areas of the heart, not just those encountered in ACLS or PALS.  In addition to systematically interpreting advanced rhythms, you will understand what is happening anatomically and physiologically within the heart and its associated structures. This comprehensive course covers basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic and advanced arrhythmias, and basic ACLS drug usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies. This course is designed for a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, residents, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and ECG technicians.

The ECG & Pharmacology class is an 6 hour course that is similar to those offered in the hospital setting.  This course does not include 12-Lead interpretation.  Due to the complexity of 12-Lead interpretation.  An American Heart Association course completion certificate in ECG & Pharmacology will be awarded at the end of the class.

The adult ECG & Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.

The course is a pre-course option for ACLS or PALS students and other healthcare providers, or is also intended for ACLS or PALS students who complete the ACLS or PALS pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge.

The course provides training for:
     • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills 
     • Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

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