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Science of ECG Rhythm Recognition [20180405]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 3.9Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 0

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April 5, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street
, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Program Description

Do you need a system to identify the major cardiac rhythms quickly? Science of ECG Rhythm Recognition will give you a standardized method of interpreting rhythm strips. This class is designed for those who need rhythm identification skills. It is succinct in nature with plenty of time to analyze real rhythm strips with the help of the instructor. If you are a quick learner using the hands-on approach or need a quick refresher of interpretation skills, this class is perfect for you. Participants will receive downloadable handouts that will be discussed during class time.

Who Should Attend?  Registered Nurses, students, telemetry technicians, emergency department technicians and other Health Sciences Professionals wishing to acquire skills in interpreting rhythm strips.

Desired Learning Outcome:  You will practice and perform the basic skill of ECG rhythm recognition.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Review the basics of the electrical conduction system and how it relates to the ECG
  • Discuss the components of the ECG complex
  • Practice rhythm identification utilizing a systematic approach

12:00 pm – 12: 10 pm  Sign In/ Welcome / Announcements
12:10 pm – 1:30 pm     Electrical Conduction system, ECG components, Systematic approach to Sinus, Atrial and AV  blocks
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm     Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm     Junctional and Ventricular Rhythms with practical exercise
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm     Break
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Artifact and other ectopy, pacemakers with practical exercise and POP QUIZ
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm     Q & A / Online Evaluations


Diane L. Paulson, Major (Retired Army Nurse Corps), MSN, BSN, RN

Diane joined us after retiring from the Army Nurse Corps in 2006. Her years of service have led her to a variety of clinical and management areas in healthcare. Her most notable assignments were head nurse of the emergency treatment section of 2 deployed Combat Support Hospitals (Kosovo and Kuwait).

Diane holds a Master’s in Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing with an emphasis on emergency services from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. She is a certified BLS, PALS, ACLS, TNCC and ENPC instructor.

Diane has been married to her husband, Ken, for over 26 years and has adopted two stray dogs, Kady and Java. She currently enjoys working in a small rural emergency room and taking teaching assignments throughout the Northwest. Her hobbies include gardening, painting and attending craft fairs.


This educational activity will provide 3.9 contact hours (including 0.0 pharmacology hours) to learners who complete the Criteria of Successful Completion.

Acute Care Education (PA-48/Nov/20) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Nursing Education Approver (A-CNE), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

Criteria for Successful Completion

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