ECG & Pharmacology Course (ACLS Prep)
The ECG & Pharmacology course is designed to prepare the health care provider to recognize and interpret basic cardiac (normal and abnormal) rhythms and basic pharmacology practices used in the American Heart Association ACLS courses. This course is a no stress ACLS prep. Course and is “highly” recommended for health care providers, students, and alike, who are planning on taking the AHA ACLS Provider course for the first time.
For Health Care Providers who are looking to renew their ACLS certification, the ECG and Pharmacology course is an excellent means in refreshing one’s knowledge base of ECG interpretation and Pharmacology prior to taking the ACLS Renewal course. And for individuals not required to take the ACLS course but would like to learn or sharpen their basic understanding of ECG recognition and or Pharmacology skills, this course is a great way to become familiar with other areas surrounding medical intervention and quality patient care.
Core objectives for the ECG & Pharmacology Course:
- Understand foundational knowledge of basic anatomy of the myocardium.
- Describe the relationship of the conduction system to the myocardium.
- Relate the electrophysiology of the cardiac electrical activity and current conduction to the surface electrocardiogram.
- Understand and recognize the normal electrocardiogram and make basic measurements.
- Recognize, identify, and understand basic arrhythmias.
The first part of the course will describe basic heart anatomy and electrophysiology. The student will develop a basic understanding of the relationship between the anatomy and the electrical conduction system of the heart. Based on this fundamental knowledge, basic electrocardiographic patterns and measurements will be described. The normal rhythm and surface ECG measurements and patterns will be reviewed.Following the review of the anatomy, function, and conduction of the normal impulse, cardiac rhythm abnormalities will be described and discussed.
Clinical Pharmacology Objectives:
- Know basic ACLS drugs and usage
- Understand drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
- Learn to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms
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The ECG and Pharmacology course will take approximately 8 hours with breaks. Students will receive an AHA certificate of completion.
All classes begin at 8:30am and end at approximately 5pm.
ECG & Pharmacology Course Dates:
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(You may also call to register by phone)
- January 2, 2014 – Held at CCTI
- February 1, 2014 – Held at CCTI
- February 13, 2014 – Held at CCTI
- More of the 2014 class schedule to be announced