Description of Don’t Miss a Beat: EKG And Arrhythmia Interpretation Made Easy
Each beat of your patient’s heart provides vital information you need. And every EKG strip gives you the guidance to determine the best care plan.
What you do next can mean life or death — and if you aren’t sure what the EKG is telling you, it’s like working with blinders on.
Even the most seasoned clinicians struggle to master this critical skill… but now you can take the fear and intimidation out of EKG interpretation!
With this comprehensive online training led by Cynthia L. Webner, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC and Cathy Lockett, RN, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K, you’ll learn how to quickly and confidently identify changes in your patient’s cardiac status!
With combined experience of over 65 years working with cardiac patients, you’ll get their step-by-step systematic approach that is guaranteed to improve your skills. Featuring easy-to-understand techniques, you will leave this self-paced online video training fully prepared to recognize, analyze, and respond in patient emergencies.
You will develop the abilities to:
- Use EKG readings to identify ischemia versus infarct
- Contrast left anterior and posterior hemiblocks
- Recognize the location of acute coronary syndromes
- Differentiate LBBB versus RBBB and their significance
- Know exactly what interventions your patients need based on their EKG
- And more!
What you’ll learn in Don’t Miss a Beat: EKG And Arrhythmia Interpretation Made Easy
Here’s what this intensive online video course covers:
Featuring four modules with easy-to-consume videos designed to get you started, grow and succeed… we’ve made this training so simple, so easy… you’ll ask yourself why you’ve waited to master EKG Interpreation.
MODULE ONE: Time Saving Tips and Strategies
Develop your step-by-step approach to EKG interpretation. Quickly identify borderline and abnormal findings before the next patient crisis is unraveling.
- Create and build off your own EKG Grid
- Cardiac Conduction System Clues
- Layout of the 12-Lead EKG
- Positive & Negative Lead Placement
- Determining Cardiac Axis
- Quick Approach for Axis by Quadrant
- Axis Practice Utilizing “Thumbs Technique”
MODULE TWO: EKG Fundamentals — Bundle Branch Blocks
Conquer the clues the EKG is providing, using actual patient rhythm strips.
- Bundle Branch Blocks and Their Causes
- Left Anterior Hemiblock Criteria
- EKG Case Studies
- Right & Left Atrial Enlargement
- EKG in Ventricular Hypertrophy
- ST Segment & T Wave Changes
- EKG Evolution of a STEMI
- Q Wave Abnormalities
MODULE THREE: Specific Types of MIs
No more fear and intimidation! You won’t miss the early signs that clinical deterioration is coming.
- Anterior MI Complications & EKG Changes
- ST Changes in Inferior MI
- Lateral Wall MI
- Posterior MI
- RV Infarct Recognition and Implications
MODULE FOUR: Morphology and What You NEED to Know
Dramatically increase your potential with advanced EKG skills!
- Morphology in Lead V1 and V6
- Methodology for Differentiation Using EKG
- Practice: Bedside Monitoring
- Adjustments to QT Interval
- High Risk Features
- Long QT Syndrome
- Brugada Syndrome
- Torsade’s de Pointes
- Polymorphic VT with Normal QT
About Cynthia Webner & Cathy Lockett
About Cynthia Webner
Cynthia L. Webner, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, has over 32 years of critical care and cardiovascular experience in a wide variety of clinical practice settings. Twelve years of her career were dedicated to nursing management and Heart Center administration.
She currently practices as a hospital-based Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with a large medical cardiology practice. Cindy leads the hospital’s cardiac care therapeutic hypothermia program. Cindy has a passion for both nursing practice and the cardiac patient.
Cindy’s presentations at regional and national venues are known for their high level of enthusiasm and humor used to deliver very high level content. Cindy will convince you that learning is indeed fun, and clinical practice is truly a joy.
About Cathy Lockett
Cathy Lockett, RN, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K, has been practicing critical care nursing for over 35 years. Her critical care background includes working in medical, surgical, neuro, cardiac, cardiovascular care, and critical care transport with most of her clinical experience in the areas of medical cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.
Utilizing her vast knowledge and experience, Cathy has presented on numerous topics related to cardiac and pulmonary care, including advanced and basic EKG interpretation, hemodynamic monitoring, basic and advanced arrhythmia, pulmonary diseases and IABP therapy.
Cathy’s teaching style is dynamic, fun and high-energy while remaining informal and easy to understand.
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