Basic 12 Lead EKG Interpretation

           Topics Covered

  • Positioning of leads

  • Cardiac anatomy

  • Electrical Axis: Normal vs abnormal

  • Left Anterior Fascicular Block

  • Left Posterior Fascicular Block

  • Left Bundle Branch Block

  • Right Bundle Branch Block

  • Myocardial Infarction types

  • Underlying vascular tendencies for overlying EKG findings

  • ST depressions, elevations, and q-wave abnormalities

  • Pattern recognition for acute MI

  • Inferior, Septal, Anterior, and Lateral MI

  • Reciprocal changes commonly seen

  • Dressler Syndrome/Pericarditis

  • Hyper/hypocalcemia

  • Hyper/hypokalemia

  • Brugada Syndrome

  • Long QT syndromes

  • Pre-excitation

  • Pulmonary Embolism/S1Q3T3

  • Other common diagnoses made from EKGs

  • Plenty more fun surprises

About the course:

Let's face it. Understanding and interpreting EKGs can seem insurmountable at first, but once you get it, you get it. Our goal is to take you from wherever your level of understanding is to a simplistic yet highly-effective approach to pattern recognition.

Successful completion:

Successful completion of this course is accomplished by completing the entire training session.


All equipment used in this course is provided with the cost of attendance.


Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RNFA

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 

3 hours*

Cost of Attendance:

$59 or as part of conference cost

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