Fast-Track for Critical Care

ECG Interpretation Course for Hospital Exam

Beginning to Intermediate ECG Interpretation

For the ER, ICU, Medical/Surgical Unit, and Telemetry Nurse.

Recommended for all Nurses and healthcare professionals who work in the hospital. Many hospitals require a routine ECG exam for Telemetry, Med-Surg, ED, and even Labor & Delivery nurses! Learn to identify abnormal rhythms with confidence!

Take the fear out of ECG interpretation!

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 6 contact hours.

Pass the hospital ECG exam with no stress!

  • Practice 100+ rhythms
  • Junctional rhythms
  • Ventricular rhythms
  • AV Blocks
  • Pacemakers
  • Find out about Jane’s “idiot boyfriends” and ECGs
  • Small groups!

This course is available as CLASSROOM and HOME COURSE.

Duration: 4 Hours

CEH: 6 Contact Hours

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook

Class Schedule

Orange County

San Diego

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Blood Gas Interpretation and Mechanical
Ventilation 
Management the learner will be able to:

  • Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base
    deficit.
  • Describe the significance of ↑CO2
  • Describe the significance of ↓CO2
  • Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
  • Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
  • Determine if an abnormal blood gas is metabolic or respiratory
  • Define base deficit, PaO2, SaO2, oxygen affinity, hemoglobin dissociated
    curve with a shift to the left or a shift to the right, oxygen tension, and
    the Krebs cycle.
  • Discuss the consequences of anaerobic metabolism
  • Discuss the conditions that lend to metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of respiratory acidosis
  • Describe the difference between negative pressure ventilators versus
    positive pressure ventilators.
  • Describe the physiology of ventilation
  • Describe the difference between hypoxemic respiratory failure and
    hypercapneic respiratory failure.
  • Discuss the risk of ventilator support
  • Name the types of ventilator supports
  • Define SIMV, IMV, PEEP, CPAP, BiPAP ventilators
  • Describe the formation and hazards of oxygen radicals.
  • Define Tidal volume, minute volume, respiratory rate, peak inspiratory
    pressure, mean arterial pressure, I:E ratio, and flow rate.
  • Determine 6 blood gasses and adjust the mechanical ventilator
    accordingly
  • Discuss the management of ↑CO2
  • Discuss the management of PaO2
  • Discuss the preparation for weaning the patient off the ventilator
  • Discuss the parameters for weaning from the mechanical ventilator
  • Discuss the assessments during weaning
  • Discuss the common causes of high pressure alarms versus low pressure
    alarms.
  • Discuss assessment of the patient with ventilator problems.
  • Discuss how vigilance wards off complications
  • Discuss the interventions for the patient that deteriorates while bein ventilated mechanically.
  • Describe the high oscillatory ventilation for the sick infant (HFOV)
  • Describe indications for CPAP.
    AND MUCH MORE!
12-Lead ECG iNterpretation for Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit

12-Lead Interpretation

Recommended for all Nurses who work in the ICU, ED, and Telemetry units in the hospital. Build up your knowledge and understanding of ECG interpretation. Identify the location of the Myocardial Infarction!

This course requires that you have a good understanding of ECG interpretation. The course will present placement of ECG leads for a 12-lead, right-sided 12-lead, and proper interpretation.

Leap forward and get the ER job!

12-leads look so complicated! How could you possibly make sense of it all?!

We’ve got the answer for you! You will start with learning the Nuts and Bolts of a 12-lead LECG, learning how to located the Myocardiac Infarction, Hypertrophy and Heart Blocks.

An introductory ECG  class teaches you how to identify abnormal rhythms.

A 12-lead ECG class teaches you how to identify the location of the MI – lateral, septal wall etc.

We offer classes every month!

Instructor-lead course. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 6 contact hours.

Duration: 4 Hours

CEH: 6 Contact Hours

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook

Class Schedule

Orange County

San Diego

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Blood Gas Interpretation and Mechanical
Ventilation 
Management the learner will be able to:

  • Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base
    deficit.
  • Describe the significance of ↑CO2
  • Describe the significance of ↓CO2
  • Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
  • Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
  • Determine if an abnormal blood gas is metabolic or respiratory
  • Define base deficit, PaO2, SaO2, oxygen affinity, hemoglobin dissociated
    curve with a shift to the left or a shift to the right, oxygen tension, and
    the Krebs cycle.
  • Discuss the consequences of anaerobic metabolism
  • Discuss the conditions that lend to metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of respiratory acidosis
  • Describe the difference between negative pressure ventilators versus
    positive pressure ventilators.
  • Describe the physiology of ventilation
  • Describe the difference between hypoxemic respiratory failure and
    hypercapneic respiratory failure.
  • Discuss the risk of ventilator support
  • Name the types of ventilator supports
  • Define SIMV, IMV, PEEP, CPAP, BiPAP ventilators
  • Describe the formation and hazards of oxygen radicals.
  • Define Tidal volume, minute volume, respiratory rate, peak inspiratory
    pressure, mean arterial pressure, I:E ratio, and flow rate.
  • Determine 6 blood gasses and adjust the mechanical ventilator
    accordingly
  • Discuss the management of ↑CO2
  • Discuss the management of PaO2
  • Discuss the preparation for weaning the patient off the ventilator
  • Discuss the parameters for weaning from the mechanical ventilator
  • Discuss the assessments during weaning
  • Discuss the common causes of high pressure alarms versus low pressure
    alarms.
  • Discuss assessment of the patient with ventilator problems.
  • Discuss how vigilance wards off complications
  • Discuss the interventions for the patient that deteriorates while bein ventilated mechanically.
  • Describe the high oscillatory ventilation for the sick infant (HFOV)
  • Describe indications for CPAP.
    AND MUCH MORE!
Blood Gas Analysis with Mechanical Ventilation Management

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 6 contact hours.

For the ICU and Med-Surg Nurse. This course is appropriate for Nurses and other healthcare professionals

Blood Gas Analysis can be the most confusing concept all through nursing school and beyond!

  • Learn to easily distinguish between metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis!
  • Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base
    deficit.
  • Describe the significance of ↑CO2
  • Describe the significance of ↓CO2
  • Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
  • Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
  • and a lot more! Take a look at the Course Objectives for more details.

Duration: 4 Hours

CEH: 6 Contact Hours

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook

Class Schedule

Orange County

San Diego

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Blood Gas Interpretation and Mechanical
Ventilation 
Management the learner will be able to:

  • Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base
    deficit.
  • Describe the significance of ↑CO2
  • Describe the significance of ↓CO2
  • Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
  • Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
  • Determine if an abnormal blood gas is metabolic or respiratory
  • Define base deficit, PaO2, SaO2, oxygen affinity, hemoglobin dissociated
    curve with a shift to the left or a shift to the right, oxygen tension, and
    the Krebs cycle.
  • Discuss the consequences of anaerobic metabolism
  • Discuss the conditions that lend to metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of metabolic acidosis
  • Causes and treatments of respiratory acidosis
  • Describe the difference between negative pressure ventilators versus
    positive pressure ventilators.
  • Describe the physiology of ventilation
  • Describe the difference between hypoxemic respiratory failure and
    hypercapneic respiratory failure.
  • Discuss the risk of ventilator support
  • Name the types of ventilator supports
  • Define SIMV, IMV, PEEP, CPAP, BiPAP ventilators
  • Describe the formation and hazards of oxygen radicals.
  • Define Tidal volume, minute volume, respiratory rate, peak inspiratory
    pressure, mean arterial pressure, I:E ratio, and flow rate.
  • Determine 6 blood gasses and adjust the mechanical ventilator
    accordingly
  • Discuss the management of ↑CO2
  • Discuss the management of PaO2
  • Discuss the preparation for weaning the patient off the ventilator
  • Discuss the parameters for weaning from the mechanical ventilator
  • Discuss the assessments during weaning
  • Discuss the common causes of high pressure alarms versus low pressure
    alarms.
  • Discuss assessment of the patient with ventilator problems.
  • Discuss how vigilance wards off complications
  • Discuss the interventions for the patient that deteriorates while bein ventilated mechanically.
  • Describe the high oscillatory ventilation for the sick infant (HFOV)
  • Describe indications for CPAP.
    AND MUCH MORE!

In Chapter One, The Nuts and Bolts of the Heart Pump, you will learn:

  • About the layers of the heart
  • How and through which structures blood flows to and through the heart
  • What comprises the cardiac cycle and why understanding the cycle is important
  • How impulse conduction works in the heart and how arrhythmias start

In Chapter Two, The Tortoise and the Hare, you will learn:

  • The difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • The difference between the adrenergic and cholinergic drugs
  • The difference between the chronotropic and inotropic drugs
  • The actions and complications of the beta-blockers

In Chapter Three, The Skinny on Sinus ECG Interpretation, you will learn:

  • The components of an ECG complex as well as their significance and variations
  • How to calculate the rate and rhythm of an ECG recording
  • The step-by-step approach to ECG interpretation

In Chapter Four, Trouble in the Heartland, you will learn:

  • How to correctly interpret sinus node arrhythmias on an ECG
  • Nursing interventions and medical treatments appropriate for atrial arrhythmias
  • How to correctly interpret junctional arrhythmias
  • Nursing interventions and medical treatment appropriate for atrial arrhythmias
  • How to correctly interpret ventricular arrhythmias
  • Nursing interventions appropriate for ventricular arrhythmias
  • How to correctly interpret the various forms of AV blocks
  • Nursing interventions appropriate for each type of AV block

In Chapter Five, The Power of the Pacemaker, you will learn:

  • What the components of a pacemaker are and how it works
  • How a pacemaker is coded
  • How to detect, identify and correct pacemaker malfunctions

In Chapter Six, The 12-lead Perspective, you will learn:

  • How leads and planes function
  • How to apply electrodes, select leads, and obtain rhythm strips
  • How to determine the electrical axis
  • The significance of the Q wave
  • The significance of the T wave changes
  • The significance of the ST wave changes
  • How to determine a bundle-branch block
  • How to evaluate angina pain verses myocardial infarction chest pain

In Chapter Seven, Surfing the Waveform, you will learn:

  • How to monitor a patient in modified three electrode positioning of Lead II, MCL1, MCL6 as well as five electrode positioning.