12-Lead ECG Interpretation Course

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Course Description:  The 12-lead ECG Course is a 30-hour comprehensive course.  For rhythms coverage, we recommend the Animated Rhythms Course.  It is recommended that, if time permits, the participant read the first 129 pages of the Textbook (12-lead ECG Interpretation for the Medical Personnel) before beginning the online portion of the 12-lead Course.  This will aid in the approach which Dr. Stanley takes to the interpretation of the 12-lead ECG.

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Important note:  You will have to move through the course in a step-wise, “page-by-page” fashion.  The course is intentionally designed to not allow you to skip over any online pages, questions or sections.

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  • Anatomy and physiology of the Normal Heart…………………………….Section 1
  • The special electrical conduction tissue
  • Intervals and their Normal Range
  • Attachment of the Leads
  • Vector Concepts………………………………………………………………………Section 2
  • Predicting the waveshape of the Normal 12-Lead ECG
  • Characteristic of the T-wave……………………………………………………..Section 3
  • Homework Exercises………………………………………………………………..Section 4

Student Assignments

  • Textbook Pages 1-36 1H-10H, 56H-60H (Handbook found in back of text)
  • Workbook Pages 1-6, 23-25 Interactive Coloring Page 2
  • Practice Worksheet #1, Page 5
  • You may opt to refer to additional reading assignments above pertaining to this module.  NOTE: This reading assignment will refer to the written material (text and workbook) you received in the mail.  The following will utilize the Tracings Manual: Homework Sets #1 and # 2; Exercise Set #1

Course Materials

12-lead Textbook 12-lead Workbook Tracings Manual HEART Ruler Online Access

Course Content

Modules Status
1

Module 1: The Normal 12-lead ECG

2

Module 2: Classic Patterns of the LVH, LBBB, RBBB, LAFB, WPW

3

Module 3: The Acute MI and Ischemia Pattern

4

Module 4: Waveshape Distortion Due to LVH and LBBB

5

Module 5: When One Lead is Not Enough

6

Module 6: The Ubiquitous Q-wave

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Module 7: The Ubiquitous ST Elevation

8

Module 8: Ubiquitous ST-depression and T-wave inversion

9

Module 9: H-E-A-R-T - A Systematic-Analytical Approach to 12-lead Interpretation

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Module 10: The Comprehensive Final Exam