AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, PEARS, ACLS EP, PHTLS and Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 email: admin@savingamericanhearts.com

FREE Heart Rhythm Course at Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.

FREE Heart Rhythm Classes / Telemetry Certification / Cardiac Monitor Technician
FREE Heart Rhythm Classes / Telemetry Certification / Cardiac Monitor Technician
Item# heartrhythm
FREE Heart Rhythm Course : 



FREE Heart Rhythm Course at Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.

This FREE Heart Rhythm Course is a four hour classroom course that covers all heart rhythms. In this course we will teach you how to quickly count a heart rate on a monitor, how to measure the QRS complex and all the parts of a heart beat.

This course covers:

What is the ECG?

Anatomy and physiology of the heart

Arrhythmia Interpretation

Normal ECG measurements

Basic electrophysiology

Basic arrhythmias

Rhythms / sinus node

Rhythms / atria

Junctional arrhythmias / heart blocks

Rhythms / ventricles

Lead placement

Ischemia

Heart injuries

Heart Attacks

AUDIENCE

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

This course was created because ECG recognition knowledge have been identified as key gaps in knowledge for Advanced Cardiac Life Support students.

Without strong competency in either ECG recognition or drug treatment knowledge related to the ACLS algorithms, achievement of ACLS or PALS certification for the healthcare provider is more difficult.

As a result, this course was created to address those knowledge gaps.

This is an excellent Pre-Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, or for those who work on monitored cardiac units.

If you have any question please call or email Catherine Brinkley President and CEO Saving American Hearts, Inc at admin@savingamericanhearts.com or call (719) 551-1222.

ECG Rhythm Interpretation

Electrical Conduction System

The SA Node is located in the right atrium and is the primary pacemaker of the heart. When the SA node is working correctly, it will produce a Heart Rate 60-100/minute. The SA node sends and electrical signal to the the AV Node and then both atria contract producing a "P wave" on the ECG paper. AV Node is also located in the right atrium and is the secondary pacemaker. When the SA node malfunctions or quits working (due to injury, heart attack, a medication that blocks the SA node) then the AV node takes over as the primary pacemaker for the heart. The AV node can only produce a heart rate of 40-60/min.

When the SA node and/or the AV node are working, it will produce a normal, narrow QRS. (If the QRS is very wide, this tells you that the rhythm is originating in the ventricles and the SA node, and the AV node are no longer working.)

The Purkinje fibers spread throughout the ventricles and are the very last pacemaker. These fibers can only produce a heart rate 20-40/min. So the heart has three "fail safes" to keep us alive. First, is the SA Node. When it stops working then the AV Node takes over. Once the AV node fails the Purkinje fibers take over as the last ditch effort to keep the heart beating. When the Purkinje fibers fail... death occurs.

You will first need to know how to measure using the ECG paper, and how to count a heart rate very quickly. Here is what the ECG paper looks like.

picture of telemetry paper



FREE AHA ECG and Pharmacology Course October 22, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM at Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 209 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918.

FREE American Heart Association ECC and Pharmacology

This classroom course covers basic ECG measurements, basic arrhythmias and the administration of appropriate drugs within the American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms.

The AHAs ECG & Pharmacology Course has been updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This classroom-based, Facilitator-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Course Content

Basic electrophysiology

Normal ECG measurements

Basic arrhythmias

Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

The ECG and Pharmacology course was created because ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge have been identified as key gaps in knowledge for Advanced Cardiac Life Support students.

The American Heart Association recognized that without strong competency in either ECG recognition or drug treatment knowledge related to the ACLS algorithms, achievement of ACLS certification for the healthcare provider is more difficult.

As a result, this course was created to address those knowledge gaps and serve as a precourse option for ACLS students who have been identified through the ACLS Precourse Self-assessment as needing to improve ECG recognition skills and drug treatment, or for ACLS students who in general need to refresh their skills and knowledge. It was also created for anyone wanting to gain knowledge in ECG recognition and pharmacology.

This is an excellent Pre-Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course, or for those who work on monitored cardiac units. Objectives for the ECG module:

1. Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology

2. Explain normal ECG measurements

3. Recognize and understand basic arrhythmias



Objectives for the Pharmacology module:

1. Know basic ACLS drugs and usage

2. Understand drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies

3. Learn to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms



The course contains two modules, ECG and Pharmacology, which may be taught separately or combined into one course.

The ECG module takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, while the Pharmacology module takes about 2.75 hours to complete.

When taught together, the estimated course length is 6.25 hours without breaks.

Upon successful completion of each module, students will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Certificate of Completion. Completion of this course does not result in an American Heart Association (AHA) course completion card.

If you have any question please call or email Catherine Brinkley at admin@savingamericanhearts.com or call (719) 551-1222.

http://www.savingamericanhearts.com Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 admin@savingamericanhearts.com