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Most doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other medical providers need to certify in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) every two years. Since arrhythmia recognition is a primary skill of ACLS, all providers need to be able to recognize normal and abnormal heart rhythms. The ACLS Rhythm Course goes through all of the rhythms from ACLS. It is set up to show you a rhythm strip, and then quiz you on the strip. To learn more about arrhythmia interpretation and naming rhythms consider the Arrhythmia Course.
Here is the way it works:
- A rhythm strip is shown in real-time.
- You are asked to identify the rhythm and click on the answer.
- You are immediately told if you are correct or not.
- You are given the option of hearing a detailed explanation of the rhythm describing the salient features or moving on to the next rhythm.
The rhythms covered are:
- Normal sinus rhythm
- Sinus bradycardia
- Sinus tachycardia
- First-degree atrioventricular (AV) block
- Second-degree AV block, Mobitz 1
- Second-degree AV block, Mobitz 2
- Third-degree (complete) AV block
- Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
- Atrial flutter
- Atrial fibrillation
- Premature ventricular complexes (PVC)
- Ventricular couplets
- Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia
- Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Torsades de pointes
- Wolff Parkinson White (WPW)
- Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT)
- Ectopic atrial rhythm
- Agonal rhythm
- Ventricular pacemaker rhythm (single-chamber pacemaker rhythm)
- Atrioventricular (AV) sequential pacemaker rhythm (dual-chamber pacemaker rhythm)