Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation: Step I (2 Day)

Course IDCourse NameCourseCategoryCredit Hours
SPCardiac Dysrhythmia: Step ISpecialty Courses Continuing Education and Life SupportN/A

2014 Registration Dates – Click on desired date below:

January 7 & 8, 2014
February 5 & 6, 2014
March 18 & 19, 2014
April 29 & 30, 2014
May 29 & 30, 2014
June 26 & 27, 2014
July 15 & 16, 2014
August 12 & 13, 2014
September 29 & 30, 2014
October 13 & 14, 2014
November 18 & 19, 2014
December 4 & 5, 2014

Description and Target Audience: The Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation workshop is designed to prepare health care professionals to correctly identify cardiac dysrhythmias and life threatening dysrhythmias.  This conference will benefit healthcare professionals caring for patients on cardiac monitors, usually RN/LPN and EMS.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the physiological anatomy of the cardiac conduction system.
  • Correlate EKG waveform and intervals with the physiologic events each represents.
  • Specify the characteristics of all EKG waveforms and intervals.
  • Analyze EKG strips in a systematic and thorough manner.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for normal sinus rhythm.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for sinus, tachycardia, and bradycardia.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for atrial tachycardia, flutter, fibrillation and PAC’s
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for PJC’s, junctional tachycardia, junctional escape rhythm and accelerated junctional rhythm.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for PVC’s, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for idioventricular rhythm and asystole.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for SVT.
  • Correctly interpret EKG rhythm strips for first degree, second and third degree AV block


Karen Young, RN, BSN, CNOR, Enterprise Educator
CoxHealth Education Center, Springfield, MO
We reserve the right to substitute educators.

Course Day 1  

07:45 – 08:00 Registration/Welcome
08:00 – 09:00  Heart Anatomy and Physiology
09:00- 09:15   Break
09:15-11:00     What is an EKG?
11:00-11:45     Clinical Practice
11:45- 12:30   Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:30       Sinus Rhythms
1:30-2:15         Atrial Rhythms
2:15-2:30         Break
2:30-3:15         Junctional Rhythms
3:15-4:30         Strip Interpretation with Discussion
4:30                 Adjourn

Course Day 2

07:45 – 08:00 Registration/Welcome
08:00 – 09:00 Strip Interpretation with Discussion
09:00-09:15     Break
09:15-10:15     Ventricular Dysrhythmias
10:15 – 11:45  AV Blocks
11:45-12:30P  Lunch (on your own)
12:30-3:00       Strip Interpretation with Discussion
3:00-4:00         Testing/Evaluation
4:00                 Statements of Credit /Adjourn

Testing: Written test (40 questions including 20 ECG strips)

Course Length: 16 hours

Certification Length: None

Includes: Course Syllabus

Fee: $175.00

Educational Credit:

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

14.25 Contact Hours

CoxHealth – Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS.  This activity has been approved for 14.25 contact hours.  The Training Center number is 07710C.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met.  Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance.  Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends.  In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.

Includes: Course Syllabus

Fee: $150.00

Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.  Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.