June 27, 2018 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Download the PDF Brochure
September 6, 2018 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Download the PDF Brochure
November 6, 2018 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Download the PDF Brochure
Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662
Program Fee: $169
Contact Hours: 6.75
You are experienced with interpreting the ECG rhythm the patient is displaying on the monitor, but how do you interpret the full 12-lead ECG? This rapidly moving course will explore 12-lead ECG interpretation beyond basic cardiac ECG rhythms. We will explore the advanced ECG concepts of bundle branch blocks, chamber enlargement, axis deviation, and ST-segment elevation, ST-segment depression and T-wave inversions and their relationship to STEMI and NSTEMI MI’s. You will gain greater understanding of this valuable tool and use practical systematic steps for analyzing a 12-lead ECG. This interactive course includes lecture, group participation, and skill acquisition exercises. Competency of basic cardiac ECG rhythm knowledge and identification is a mandatory prerequisite to this course.
Who Should Attend? Registered Nurses practicing in acute care environments (PCU/ICU/CCU/ED), Advanced Practice Nurses in all areas with basic ECG experience, telemetry/ECG technicians, emergency department technicians, and other Health Sciences Professionals wishing to perform advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation.
Desired Learning Outcome: You will gain skills to perform a 12-lead ECG interpretation.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
- Discuss the physiological concepts of cardiac muscle contraction, electrical conduction, and coronary blood flow.
- Match patterns of ECG leads to the correct coronary artery
- Identify the five components of a systematic approach to 12 lead ECG interpretation including: rate and rhythm, bundle branch blocks, chamber enlargement, axis deviation, and patterns of ischemia, injury, infarction
- Practice analyzing a 12 lead ECG using the five step systematic method
- Review variants in 12 lead ECG’s which can lead to misdiagnosis
- Review skills for quick analysis of the 12 lead ECG
7:45 am – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome and Announcements
8:10 am – 9:10 am Cardiac Physiology, Electrical Conduction, Leads
9:10 am – 9:20 am Break
9:20 am – 10:55 am Overview Rate & Rhythm, Bundle Branch Blocks, Chamber Enlargement, Axis Deviation
10:55 am – 11:05 am Break
11:05 am – 12:00 pm ST Elevation, ST Depression, T Wave Inversion related to STEMI & NSTEMI MI
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 5 Step ECG Analysis Practice
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Ghosts of the 12 Lead
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Quick Analysis Practical Test
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Q & A / Online Evaluations
Susan E. Thornton, MN, RN
Susan founded Acute Care Education to create an organization with integrity and honesty to deliver high quality evidence-based CNE. As a clinical educator, Susan’s twenty-four years of nursing knowledge covers a broad spectrum of clinical experiences including: acute care and critical care nursing in both RN and ACNP roles; clinical educator for LPN and RN’s; management positions within a variety of healthcare organizations, academia, and in business. Susan served in the United States Army Nurse Corps from 1991-1997. Her assignments included: Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. Currently, she teaches advanced skills such as 12-lead ECG Interpretation and Lab Interpretation. Over the years, she has spoken on a variety of topics at the local and national levels. Susan holds a Master’s in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Washington State University–Vancouver and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Oregon Council of Healthcare Educators, and Northwest Staff Development Organization.
Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, ECG exercises, all day coffee, tea, water, light breakfast and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.
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