Basic ECG Interpretation

Table of Contents

Module 1: Foundation

Lesson 1 — Contemporary ECG Monitoring

Topic 1: The ECG: A Useful Tool
Topic 2: The Role of the Clinician
Topic 3: The Synergy Between the Clinician and ECG Monitoring

Lesson 2 — Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

Topic 1: Structures and Functions
Topic 2: Conduction System
Topic 3: Blood Supply and Systemic Circulation
Topic 4: Electrophysiology and Cardiac Cycle

Lesson 3 — ECG Basics

Topic 1: Components of ECG Monitoring Systems
Topic 2: Leads
Topic 3: Monitoring the Patient

Lesson 4 — Analyzing Rhythm Strips

Topic 1: Measuring the ECG: Rate
Topic 2: The ECG Components
Topic 3: Systematic Analysis of the ECG Rhythm

Module 2: Application

Lesson 1 — Sinus Rhythms

Topic 1: Normal Sinus Rhythm
Topic 2: Sinus Bradycardia
Topic 3: Sinus Tachycardia
Topic 4: Sinus Dysrhythmias

Lesson 2 — Atrial Rhythms

Topic 1: Premature Atrial Contractions
Topic 2: Multiform Atrial Rhythm and Tachycardia
Topic 3: Atrial Tachycardia
Topic 4: Atrial Flutter
Topic 5: Atrial Fibrillation

Lesson 3 — Junctional Rhythms

Topic 1: Junctional Dysrhythmias
Topic 2: Junctional Escape Rhythms
Topic 3: Accelerated Junctional Rhythms
Topic 4: Junctional Tachycardia

Lesson 4 — Ventricular Rhythms

Topic 1: Premature Ventricular Contractions
Topic 2: Idioventricular Rhythms
Topic 3: Ventricular Tachycardia
Topic 4: Ventricular Fibrillation and Asystole

Lesson 5 —  Atrio-Ventricular Blocks

Topic 1: First-Degree AV Block
Topic 2: Second-Degree AV Block
Topic 3: Third-Degree AV Block 

Lesson 6 — Interpreting Pacemaker Rhythms

Topic 1: Introduction: Pacemaker Indications
Topic 2: Pacemaker Functions
Topic 3: Troubleshooting Pacemaker Rhythms

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