Cardiac Monitor Certification

Basic Arrhythmia Recognition & Treatment

This Four-day program is designed for ECG Monitor Technicians, and other allied health personnel working in Emergency departments, critical care units, post-anesthesia care units, operating rooms and telemetry units. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmias.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe normal cardiac anatomy and flow of blood through the heart.

  • Identify the parts of the cardiac conduction system and their function.

  • Describe the origin and spread of the electrical impulse through the heart.

  • Identify the waves and intervals of the cardiac cycle and state their normal values.

  • State the 5 steps of rhythm interpretation.

  • Pacemakers (coding, normal function, loss of capture, loss of sensing).

  • State commonly used drugs to 00ect dosage used to treat each of the above arrhythmia.


Identify the following arrhythmias from a rhythm strip:

  • Sinus rhythm, Sinus bradycardia, Sinus tachycardia, Sinus arrhythmia, Sinus arrest, Sinus exit block.

  • Premature atrial complexes (PACs), Wandering atrial pacemaker (WAP), Multi focal atrial tachycardia (MAT), Atrial tachycardia, Atrial flutter, Atrial fibrillation, Supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT).

  • Junctional rhythm Accelerated junctional rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), Idioventricular rhythm, Junctional tachycardia, Premature ventricular complexes (PVCs).

  • Idioventricular rhythm, Accelerated ventricular rhythm, Ventricular tachycardia (VT), Ventricular fibrillation (VF), First degree A V block, Second degree AV block (type I and type II), High grade AV block, Third degree AV block, Asystole, Right and left bundle branch block.

CE Hours: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 12885), for 32 contact hours.

This is a job skill enhancement course with no prerequisites to prepare you to add the skill set of arrhythmia interpretation to your repetoire. You will be prepared to apply these skills in a hospital setting. The course is all inclusive with study materials, online examination.

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