American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Authorized Course

ECG class

ECG & Pharmacology

The ECG & Pharmacology Course focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.

Course Description

  • The American Heart Association’s ECG & Pharmacology Course is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies. ECG & Pharmacology contains two modules, ECG is the first and primary module for the course, followed by Pharmacology, which cover the medications utilized in treating ECG arrhythmias.

Course Content

  • Heart anatomy
  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Normal ECG measurements
  • Arrhythmia recognition and causes, including all heart blocks and life-threatening rhythms
  • Basic arrhythmias Pharmacology
  • Basic ACLS drugs and usage
  • Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
  • Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke

Intended Audience

  • This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.
  • Potential candidates for employment as an ECG Monitor Technician and/or ECG Technician
  • Nurses and nursing students • EMT’s and EMT students
  • Paramedic and Paramedic students
  • Healthcare Providers who wish to strengthen their ECG skills
  • ACLS and/or PALS students as a pre-course option who complete the pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge.

Course Completion

  • American Heart Association Certification

  • Continuing Education Certificate included at no extra charge
  • Receive all of the above on the same day

Class Price

  • $120
  • Discounts available for individuals and groups
Package Deals & Group Discounts

Schedules & Registration

$120.00 - Classroom course

Includes Certificate of Continuing Education

$20.00 Discount – from your second course
$30.00 Discount – from your third course
$40.00 Discount – from your fourth course
DETAILS
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CPR/BLS, NRP, IV Therapy, MAB & online courses not applicable
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Discounts applied at class

$65.00 – Online Course

Adult ECG Interpretation

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$60.00 – Online Course

Pediatric ECG Interpretation

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$50.00 – Online Course

Adult STEMI Interpretation

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Audience: 

  • Healthcare professionals and telemetry staff who need basic rhythm recognition skills
  • Students preparing for ACLS, such as paramedics/EMTs, nurses, physicians, clinical pharmacists, and respiratory therapists
  • Nurses, pharmacists, emergency medical services personnel and physicians seeking to earn continuing education credits

Course Content

  •  Basic rhythm understanding
  • Relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
  • Common arrhythmias
  • Identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias

Course Format

  • eLearning (online lessons)

Features

  • Features a combination of audio, animation, interactive activities, and self-assessment portions
  • Self-paced learning, accessible anytime
  • Access to course for 12 months allows for ongoing refresher

Certificate

  • Students can access a downloadable Certificate of Completion.
  • Students complete online lessons and self-assessment for practice.
  • Students conclude the course with a two-part online exam.
  • No skills session is required.

Continuing Education

  • Physicians – The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Physician Assistants – AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
  • Nurses – The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.75 contact hours.
  • Pharmacists – The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  ACPE Credit:  2.75 Contact Hour or 0.275 CEUs.  Universal Program Number:  0256-0000-12-659-H01-P.
  • Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 2.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F3-0150.

Student Materials

  • Online access
Audience

  • Healthcare professionals needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills
  • Telemetry staff
  • Neonatal and pediatric ICU personnel
  • Ambulatory care personnel
  • Those preparing for PALS

Course Content

  • Basic pediatric rhythm understanding
  • Relationship between ECG strip and heart impulses
  • Common pediatric arrhythmias
  • Identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias

Course Format

  • Online, self-directed
  • Teaches skills through audio, animation, interactive activities and self-assessment portions
  • Course completion time is approximately 2.5 hours

Features

  • Improves decision-making skills in distinguishing specific cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias
  • Allows healthcare providers to gain proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition in an effort to provide better patient treatment
  • Self-paced learning, accessible 24/7
  • Provides students ability to assess their own skills throughout the course
  • Access to course for 12 months from activation, allowing students to conveniently refresh knowledge
  • Certificate of completion provided
  • Continuing education credits available

Course Completion

  • A certificate of completion is available for the student to print upon successful completion of the course

Continuing Education

  • Nurses – The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.50 contact hours.
  • Emergency Medical Services – This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 2.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F3-0157.

Student Materials

  • Online access

Audience

  • This course is for healthcare professionals who want to improve their STEMI recognition and assessment skills or for healthcare professionals seeking continuing education credits.

Course Content

  • Key changes in science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
  • Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
  • Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead ECGs
  • 12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
  • Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECGs
  • Indications for activating a Heart Alert System
  • Includes 12-lead ECGs practice test
  • Includes two-part AHA exam

Course Format

  • eLearning (online lessons)

Features

  • Emphasizes immediate recognition and treatment of ACS STEMI
  • Defines ACS and distinguishes STEMI from ECG Mimics of STEMI
  • Includes self-assessments: Naming the Leads, Regions of the Heart, Measuring ST Deviation, Correlating Regional Changes
  • Contains dynamic ECG Scope to measure ST deviation
  • Includes the STEMI Practice Exam and STEMI Completion Exam

Certificate

  • The certificate of completion is available for the student to print upon successful completion of the course. Students may also apply for continuing education credits upon completion.

Continuing Education

  • Physicians – The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Physician Assistants – AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
  • Nurses – The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 4.50 contact hours.
  • Emergency Medical Services – This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 4.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F3-0148.

Student Materials

  • Online access

Contact us for more information:

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