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ECG and Pharmacology

Classroom Learning This classroom-based, facilitator-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG)
recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

Course Content

 
ECG
  • Basic arrhythmias
  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Heart anatomy
  • Normal ECG measurements
 Pharmacology
  • Basic ACLS drugs and usage
  • Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
  • Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms
Who Can Instruct
 
This course can be taught by ECG & Pharmacology Facilitators who have registered and been approved through the AHA Instructor Network based on their expertise in this content area.
 

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  2. Find the course, date and time that you wish to enroll in.

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  5. Complete all required information on the enrollment Personal Information form. (Do not click on the Company Member Login button. This is for industrial accounts only!) Just complete the form and click on "Complete Registration" to submit.

  6. Be sure to provide a good email address that you check on a regular basis. (Your instructor will make contact with you using your provided email address).
 
 

ECG & Pharmacology Course

 


DESCRIPTION:

 
The ECG & Pharmacology Course is a classroom-based, facilitator-led course designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.   This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

 
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology.
2. Explain normal ECG measurements.
3. Recognize basic arrhythmias.
4. List basic ACLS drugs.
5. Describe drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies.

TARGET AUDIENCES:
Primary Audience:
• Physicians
• Nurses
• Pharmacists
• EMTs/Paramedics/Advanced EMTs
• Respiratory Therapists
• ECG Techs

ACCREDITATION TERMS:

• CAPCE (EMS Practitioners) – December 14, 2014 – December 13, 2017

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education), for 6.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0242.

Disclosures for ECG & Pharmacology Course:

 
I. Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
(1) Complete the online course, including checks on learning quizzes.
(2) Complete the post-course written test with a score of 84% or higher.
(3) Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit.

II. There is no additional fee for CME/CE credits for this activity. 

Disclosure Statement:

 
As a sponsor accredited by the CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education), the American Heart Association must ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its individually sponsored or joint sponsored educational activities.

Therefore, all faculty and authors participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience: (1) any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of products from the commercial supporter(s) and/or the manufacturer(s) of products or devices discussed in the activity, and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in the activity.  The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent an author with a significant financial or other relationship from contributing but rather to provide participants with information with which they can make their own judgments.  It remains for the participants to determine whether the author’s interests or relationships may influence the content.

I. The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) or affiliations:
 Louis Gonzales, NREMT-P
 Laurie Morrison, MD, MSc
 Mark Link, MD
 Judith Ruple, PhD, RN, NREMT-P
 Roger White, MD
 Terry Vanden Hoek, MD
 Michael Shuster, MD
 John Field, MD
 Anthony Busti, PharmD
Erik Soderberg, MS
Jo Haag, RN, MS
Brian Eigel, PhD

Unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices included in this activity:
None

Students with Special Needs:

 
The American Heart Association does not provide advice to Training Centers on ADA requirements or any other laws, rules or regulations.  Training Centers must determine accommodations necessary to comply with applicable laws.  AHA recommends consultation with legal counsel. 

Core curriculum change requests for accessibility purposes must be scientifically based and approved in advance in writing by the AHA ECC Science & Product Development department; otherwise a student must be able to successfully perform all course requirements (skills and written tests as indicated) to receive a course completion card.  Reasonable accommodations may be made, such as placing the manikin on a table at the height necessary for wheelchair-bound individuals. However the skills must be satisfactorily completed during the testing sessions.

Guidelines for accommodating students with special needs or disabilities may be found in the Program Administration Manual

 

 

 

ECG & Pharmacology Sample Agenda

Approximately 7.5 hours including breaks

 

Part 1

 

8:30    Welcome/Introductions

 

8:40    ECG

 

10:00  Break

 

10:15  ECG Continued

 

12:15  Lunch

 
Part 2
 

1:15    Pharmacology

 

2:30    Break

 

2:45    Pharmacology Continued

 

4:15    Course Ends

 

HOW TO ENROLL IN ONE OF OUR POPULAR COURSES

 
 
Go to "Calendar - Schedule" on the Menu Bar.
 
Find the course, date and time that you wish to enroll in.
 
Click on the course name.
 
Click on "Register Here Now" (located on the right side of page).
 
Complete all required information on the enrollment Personal Information form. (Do not click on the Company Member Login button.) This is for industrial accounts only!  Just complete the form and click on "Complete Registration" to submit.  Be sure to provide a good email address that you check on a regular basis. (Your instructor will make contact with you using your provided email address).
 
eHealthCPR will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically challenged attendees who require special services. Please attach a written description of needs to the application when registering for the course.