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12-Lead EKG Training (A Three Part Series)
Mon, April 24, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. A normal heartbeat on ECG will show the timing of the top and lower chambers.
An ECG gives two major kinds of information. First, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow, fast or irregular. Second, by measuring the amount of electrical activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.
This instructor-led 3 part series will provide a basic. intermediate, and advanced look into EKGs and what they mean. Participants should expect to obtain a higher level of understanding and enhanced capability to administer and interpret an EKG following this course.