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ECG & Pharmacology Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Specifically designed to address a key knowledge gap in Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Pharmacology, the AHA’s Adult ECG and Pharmacology Course presents specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. This is an ideal pre-course option for ACLS students and other healthcare providers.

The two course modules – one for ECG and one for Pharmacology – can be taught together or separately.  Skills taught in the ECG module include heart anatomy, basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements and basic arrhythmias. The Pharmacology module covers basic ACLS drugs and usage; doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies; and integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms. 

Course breakdown of hours: 4 hours for the ECG module, 3 hours for the Pharmacology module. In total both modules make up 7 hours.

 

COURSE LENGTH:

1 day

STUDENT MATERIALS:

ECG & Pharmacology notes

ASSESSMENT:

Both a written test and several skills tests are required for course completion.

CERTIFICATION UPON COURSE COMPLETION: 

Emergency Care Education Certificate

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