This course is licensed to Illinois State University/Mennonite College of Nursing students, faculty, and staff only.


Course includes 8 hrs of ANCC approved nursing contact hours as well as perpetual access to the content.


Participants will be manually enrolled in the courses:

1) Basic 12 Lead EKG Interpretation (online)

2) Chest and Abdominal X-ray Interpretation (online) and

3) Orthopedic X-ray Interpretation (online)


Participants will be able to log in through the "Online CE Portal" found at or directly at once enrolled. Students will have ONGOING access to the content forever. Any updates to the content will automatically reflect into the presentations they are enrolled in. Continuing education credit is received electronically with a certificate generated when you complete your post-course evaluation. 


Basic 12 Lead EKG Content

Course content includes:

  • 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


Chest and Abdominal X-ray Content

Topics include the following:

  • Basic image nomenclature and orientation

  • Portable vs Non-portable CXR

  • Standardizing your interpretation process

  • The alphabet of the X ray 

  • Cardiac evaluation

  • Aortic evaluation

  • Hilar evaluation

  • Thoracic evaluation

  • Pulmonary evaluation

  • Identifying lobar abnormalities

  • Atelectasis

  • Pneumonia

  • Pneumothorax

  • Tuberculosis

  • Aspiration

  • Nodules

  • Foreign bodies

  • Pleural effusions and layering views

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Trauma

  • Small and large bowel exam

  • Ileus vs obstruction

  • Volvulus

  • Calculi (gall, renal, cystic)

  • Aortic Aneurysm

  • CT scans

  • Ultrasound


  • PET


Orthopedic X-ray Content

Topics are broken down into easy to manage lessons in:

  • Orthopedic X-Ray Fundamentals
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Forearm and Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip and Pelvis
  • Knee and Leg
  • Ankle and Foot
  • Common Pitfalls

ISU EKG and X-Ray Online

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