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Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York


EKG INTERPRETATION - A PAINLESS PRACTICUM

MCC PSTF 12 Lead EKG

image This three day course provides hands on experience in interpreting a wide range of Adult 12 lead EKGs. The emphasis is on repetitive use of the learned skills to reinforce the student's knowledge of 12 lead interpretation. Strongly emphasized is the use of the 12 Lead in Emergency Settings to make triage and treatment decisions. Participants will work in two member teams to practice the skills learned. The sessions are conducted in an upbeat, embarrassment-free atmosphere. The training is provided by a three member, multidiciplinary team, consisting of a Nurse Practitioner, a Physician's Assistant, and a Paramedic Educator.


CONTENT


DAY ONE

Introduction of staff, objectives, paperwork.

Pretest - Don't panic. This is necessary for CME requirements. This helps measure instructor performance.

Brief History of Electrocardiolgraphy

Terminology, Abbreviations, Equipment types

Acquisition of the 12 Lead. (including other important leads like V7, V8, V9, V3R, V4R, and V5R)

The Hexaxial Lead System, Wires and lead systems explained

Anatomy of the Heart, its chambers, valves, electrical system and coronary artery supplies

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Depolarization and Repolarization made simple

Wave Nomenclature, The rules on how to label the waves

Axis Determination

Bundle Branch Blocks

Practice

Homework assigned


DAY TWO

Reveiw of homework

Hemiblocks

Cardiac Pathophysiology

Ischemia and its effects on the EKG

Injury and its effects on the EKG

Infarction and its effects on the EKG

ST/T wave abnormalities

Q waves

Lead/Heart Correlation

Subendocardial infarction

Practice


DAY THREE

Chamber Enlargement

Advanced Monitoring Leads, MCL1, MCL6, S5, Esophageal

Prinzmetal Angina

Accessory Pathways, LGL and WPW

Torsades de Pointes

EKG Alterations, Influence of drugs, hypothermia, electrolytes, TCAs, Dig. on the EKG

The EKG in Pulmonary Disease

Practice

Post Test

Course Evaluation


This is an entry level program appropriate for:

Medical Students, Resident Physicians, Nurses, PA's, Paramedics, Community Physicians, or anyone who has the responsibility to assess and diagnose 12 lead EKGs.

Prerequisites:

Day to day contact with EKGs

Completion of a Basic arrhythmia interpretation course

ACLS training is often helpful but not required.

Faculty:

Bruce Lee, RPA-c, EMT-P

Carol Lee, NP, EMT-P

Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P

Other information:

Coffee, juice and bagles are provided each day

Lunch is not provided. A one hour lunch break allows student to dine at one of the many local restaurants or food courts.

Classes are conducted at the Public Safety Training Facility of MCC which is located at 1190 Scottsville Road in Rochester. MAP

Course content and criteria closely follow those established by Henry J. L. Marriot, M.D.

Course has been approved for Paramedic and Nursing Continuing Education Credits.

This is a 1 credit course (EMS250) Course fee is approximately $105.00, includes book and all materials.

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For more information, contact:
Karen Wilson
Senior Technical Assistant
Emergency Medical Services Programs
585-279-4011 or
KWilson@MonroeCC.edu or
FAX 585-279-4011
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Updated: February 14, 2002