Basic ECG Interpretation Aug 12

  • Date: August 12, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 am to 3:15 pm
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College- The Josie Harper Campus, Clark Building, 720 N. 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses and others who care for patients needing cardiac rhythm monitoring.



Value: $240
Cost is $72 with promo code 70PD.
This program offers additional discounted pricing. See section description on registration page for more details.

Course Description

Course Description

Purpose Statement:  This program will provide information on basic cardiac monitoring principles and rhythm interpretation. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Review basic cardiac anatomical structures and their function(s).
  • Identify the components of the electrical conduction system of the heart.
  • Identify basic ECG components and how they correspond and relate to the intrinsic electrical activity of the heart.
  • Demonstrate accurate measurement techniques for the basic components of the ECG including heart rate.
  • Recognize key characteristics of sinus rhythms including sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus pause, sinus arrest and sinus arrhythmia.
  • Recognize key characteristics of atrial rhythms including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, and premature atrial complexes.
  • Recognize key characteristics of junctional rhythms including junctional rhythm, junctional bradycardia, accelerated junctional rhythm, junctional tachycardia, and premature junctional complexes.
  • Recognize key characteristics of ventricular rhythms including ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and premature ventricular complexes.
  • Recognize key characteristics of various heart blocks including first degree block, second degree block type I and type II, and complete heart block.
  • Identify basic components of cardiac pacing systems and characteristics of paced rhythms.
  • Recognize potential problems that warrant immediate intervention and troubleshooting in ECG equipment as well as patient condition.




07:30 - 08:00am Registration
08:00 - 08:10am Overview/Course Objectives
08:10 - 08:40am Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology 
08:40 - 09:25am Electrical Conduction System, Waveforms, Measurement, and Monitoring
09:25 - 09:40am Break
09:40 - 10:10am Sinus Rhythms
10:10 - 10:40am Atrial Rhythms
10:40 - 11:10am Junctional Rhythms
11:10 - 11:40am Ventricular Rhythms
11:40 - 12:20pm Lunch (on your own)
12:20 - 12:50pm Heart Blocks
12:50 - 01:20pm Paced Rhythms
01:20 - 01:50pm Recognition of Problem Conditions
01:50 - 02:00pm Q&A/Review
02:00 - 02:15pm Break
02:15 - 03:15pm Post Test
3:15 PM Adjournment



Julie Kamphaus, MSN, RN is a registered nurse in the Surgery Support department at Methodist Hospital. 




Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


Nebraska Providership
6.0 contact hours awarded.  Code #NE13-16C07. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Education Credit

6.0 Education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College  assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #120.

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