This 50 Case Studies Course is an overall review of 12-lead ECG and Rhythm interpretation. It contains 50 12-Lead ECG tracings with multiple-choice Q&A and detailed answer explanations as examples of common patterns you will encounter in your practice. Topics include: STEMI, non-STEMI, hyperacute Ts, early repolarization (benign normal variant),transition zone, R-wave progression, electrical axis, T-wave characteristics, QT-interval, Bundle Branch Blocks, IVCD, WPW, LVH, left and right atrial enlargement, LAFB, Brugada Syndrome——- as well as common rhythm abnormalities. Each tracing is carefully reproduced as a duplicate of the clinical tracing (including artifact). Certain leads have been labeled and selectively magnified to emphasize the salient feature of that particular tracing.
This 50 Case Study Course can stand alone or work as a complement to the online 12-Lead ECG Interpretation Course, ideally taken after completion of the 12-lead Course. The 50 Case Studies will serve as a review and enhancement of the material covered in the 12-Lead Course. If you would like to register for the 12-lead ECG Course Click Here. Other recommended, but not required, reading material would include the 12-lead Textbook & 12-lead Workbook combo. Click here for more info.
Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed connection to the Internet. Browser: the most current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Printer access recommended to print completion certificate.
Format: The teaching method for this program will consist of 50 12-lead ECG tracings with clinical discussion and quizzes throughout the course. Participants will use what they have learned from the course to complete a follow-up evaluation and final exam to assess new knowledge acquisition. Participants must answer 16 out of 20 questions correctly to pass this course. The program should take approximately 13 hours to complete.
References: Please see reference link at end of course.
Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Prairie/HSHS, Prairie Education and Research Cooperative and ECGcourse.com, LLC. Prairie/HSHS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Prairie/HSHS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Vernon Stanley, MD, PhD None
- Courtney Stanley, PA-C None
- T. J. Vito, MS, PA-C None
- R. Peyreau , NP None
- D. L. Roberts, MD None
CME Planning Committee:
- Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD None
- Jenny Chambers, COO | Employment/Salary (Husband): Biosense Webster
- Sadie Samson, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC None
Prairie/HSHS CME and Prairie Education and Research Cooperative have received permission from the faculty listed above to use the following material within the CME activity, on the Internet.
Original Release Date: July 30, 2018
Most Recent Review of Material: June 18, 2018
Termination Date for CME: August 1, 2019*
*CME will need to be renewed by this date. This date is subject to change upon renewal.
My goal in this course is to establish in you a systematic-analytical approach to ECG interpretation. I will introduce the mnemonic H*E*A*R*T to be applied to each 12-Lead. This acronym will assure that you leave no stone unturned. As you analyze the tracing, each letter of the HEART will serve as a prompter to remind you to examine a particular feature of the tracing.
To begin this course, please click on “Case Study 1”. The course is designed to not allow you to skip to the next lesson without completing each case study and quiz.