This course is
designed to acquaint the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with basic knowledge regarding monitoring of heart rate, rhythm and common dysrhythmia’s utilizing an electrocardiogram (EKG). EKG
alterations during myocardial ischemia and infarction will be
covered. Differentiation of
the EKG alterations and dysrhythmia’s will be
categorized into non-
threatening, potentially dangerous or life-threatening events. Correlation to hemodynamic changes e.g. pulse palpation, arterial line, Swan-Ganz catheter
and heart sounds will also be
covered. EKG’s will be presented relevant to various patient populations.
Credits: .3 CEU (3 contact hours/CCUs)
Includes 90-day access to the course.