Emergency ECG and Pharmacology Course

Course Length:
1 Day
Course Size:
Up to 16 participants per course
CPD Accreditation:
9 Continuing Education Units
Aims and Objectives:
The Basic ECG and Pharmacology Course provides a systematic approach to the recognition and emergency management of bradycardias, tachycardias, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, atrioventricular blocks, pacing, pacemakers and synchronized cardioversion.

The Advanced ECG and Pharmacology Course includes, in addition to the above, a comprehensive and systematic approach to the recognition and emergency interpretation of the 12-lead ECG, including acute coronary syndromes, electrolyte and metabolic disturbances, aberrant conduction pathways, etc.

The Emergency Electrocardiography Module provides a foundational knowledge of cardiac anatomy and the relationship of the conduction system to this anatomy, together with an understanding of the electrophysiology of cardiac electrical activation and current conduction.

The Clinical and Applied Pharmacology Module provides an understanding of the indications and technique of administration of drugs used in cardiovascular emergencies, including vasopressors, anti-arrhythmics, agents to control rate, reperfusion and acute coronary syndrome adjuncts. The use of these agents are integrated into evidence-based medicine algorithms for easy reference and memory retention.
Target Audience:
The Course is designed for all healthcare professionals whose responsibilities require them to recognize and interpret life-threatening arrhythmias and ECG rhythms, and to provide initial emergency care and appropriate pharmacological interventions.
Course Structure:
The Courses teach the knowledge required to identify and stabilize adult patients presenting with a variety of electrocardiographic abnormalities, together with the clinical and applied pharmacology relevant to cardiovascular emergencies. Numerous clinical examples and illustrations are provided to participants.
Assessment and Preparation:
A 48-page American Heart Association ECG and Pharmacology Student Workbook is provided to all participants beforehand, and must be studied prior to Course participation. Candidates will receive an American Heart Association ECG and Pharmacology Certificate upon completion.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider

The Course is available to any healthcare professional who is registered as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Advanced Life Support Paramedic. Participants must be in possession of a valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Certificate.

ACLS for Experienced Providers

The Course is designed for any healthcare professional who is in possession of a current American Heart Association ACLS Provider Certificate. It is ideal for EMS, Emergency Department and ICU staff, and particularly medical practitioners who regularly participate in resuscitation attempts.

Advanced Medical Life Support for Doctors

The Advanced Medical Life Support Course is particularly designed for medical practitioners who might be called upon to recognize and manage a patient with an acute or life-threatening medical emergency.

Emergency ECG and Pharmacology Course

The Course is designed for all healthcare professionals whose responsibilities require them to recognize and interpret life-threatening arrhythmias and ECG rhythms, and to provide initial emergency care and appropriate pharmacological interventions.

Advanced Neonatal Life Support Course

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