Arrhythmias Made Simple CME Course

Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation + CME

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Arrhythmias Made Simple CME Course is a comprehensive arrhythmia course plus a 2.25-credit-hours Category 1 CME certificate upon completion of the course, test, and course evaluation. You get a detailed course on arrhythmia interpretation. You will learn the essentials of arrhythmias in about 2 1/4 hours. Re-watch section as many times as you want to solidify your understanding. Up to 2.25 Category-1 CME Credits (AMA or AOA) (see accreditation statement below).

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Arrhythmias Made Simple is the best course for medical professionals who need to interpret cardiac rhythms and wants Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits (Earn up to 2.25 AOA Category 1A / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM).

This course teaches how to recognize normal and abnormal heart rhythms and how to properly name these rhythms. The course begins with basic concepts such as identifying all of the waveforms, to advanced topics like pacemaker rhythms. Beginners and seasoned rhythm readers will feel comfortable with this course. Novices will easily learn to interpret rhythms. Accomplished providers will hone their skills.

Arrhythmias Made Simple is a 2.25-hour online, interactive, video course divided into 12 short chapters. The material can be rewatched as many times as you want to help solidify the information. Each chapter contains a short self-assessment quiz to help you check your progress if desired. This course is accessible 24/7/65 on any device. Videos are succinct with detailed illustrations and audio descriptions that go at a gentle pace for better comprehension. The videos are set up to feel as if a cardiologist is giving you one-on-one instruction. Once the course is complete you are given access to the 10-questions, Category 1 CME test. Successful completion of the test requires an 80% score. Up to three (3) tries are given on the test if needed. Access to the course and test is 1 year from the time of enrollment. Partial credit is not awarded.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the basic cardiac electrical system and ECG machine basics
  • Determining the heart rate
  • Naming heart rhythms
  • Understanding normal and abnormal heart rhythms
  • Assessing and distinguishing sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular rhythms.
  • Understanding basic pacemaker rhythms

This course is best for providers in need of arrhythmia recognition training or honing arrhythmia recognition skills. This includes telemetry technicians, nurses, MAs, EMTs, physical therapists, kinesiologists, etc.

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Accreditation Statement

Executive Electrocardiogram Education is accredited by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic
Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American
Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS
designates this program for a maximum of 2.25 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and will report CME and
specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a
maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Executive
Electrocardiogram Education. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.

Faculty Disclosures and Biographies

Scott L. Siegal, D.O., FACOI


Dr. Siegal is a board-certified cardiologist with a passion for medical education. He has been practicing cardiology and teaching medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Siegal has always had an interest in electrocardiography and echocardiography. He has instructed in ECG and Echo interpretation to many residency programs and cardiology fellowships throughout the United States. He held University appointments including assistant professor and associate professor at several medical schools and was the assistant director of a cardiology fellowship program. Dr. Siegal has received many accolades for teaching and has worked in educating medical students, residents, fellows, physician extenders, nurses, and colleagues. He spends much time trying to stay on the cutting edge of cardiology, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Siegal has studied and practiced medicine across the United States.

He received his undergraduate degree in Boston, MA, attended medical school in Kansas City, MO, focused his internship and residency all around Detroit, MI, but also did rotations in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Missouri. He has received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He has also practiced in Missouri, Texas, Colorado, and New Jersey. Dr. Siegal has had the distinguished honor to study under and practice with a multitude of practitioners from all over the country. These experiences have given Dr. Siegal a unique and varied perspective on medicine. Currently, Dr. Siegal practices cardiology in Southern New Jersey, devotes much time to medical education, and consults organizations and individuals about physician burnout.

Boston Universtiy, Cum Laude, Boston, MA

Medical School
University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Internship & Residency
Consortium of Graduate Medical Education and Training (COGMET), Detroit, MI

Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ and The Delaware Valley Medical Center, Langhorne, PA

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.


Scott L. Siegal, D.O., FACOI is the sole planner and faculty for this course and has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships with ineligible entities to disclose.

Complaint/Grievance Policy

SL Siegal Consulting and Executive Electrocardiogram Education are committed to ensuring that any person or organization using our products has the right to lodge a complaint and to have their concerns addressed in ways that ensure access and equity, fairness, accountability and transparency.

Our Commitment

If you make a complaint or have a grievance regarding any of Executive Electrocardiogram Education’s programs, you can expect that we will:

  • Treat you with respect
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Procedure for Complaint Management

  1. Registered complaints/grievances are investigated within 5 working days of the complaint being received.
  2. We will reach out to you by email or phone within 10 working days to let you know what is being done to investigate and resolve the complaint/grievance.
  3. As far as possible, complaints/grievances will be investigated and resolved within 20 working days. If this timeframe cannot be met, the complainant will be informed of the reasons why and of alternative timeframe for resolution.

For those seeking AOA Category 1-A CME Credits

If the learner is seeking AOA Category 1-A CME and does not receive a satisfactory response, you may then notify the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864.

What's Covered In This Course?

  • Arrhythmia Interpretation
  • ACLS Rhythm Course
  • Self-assessment quizzing with each chapter
  • Learn Arrhythmia Interpretation in only 2.25 hours
  • Up to 2.25 Category-1 CME Credits (AMA or AOA)

Course Syllabus

1. Arrhythmias Made Simple (AMS) CME Course (W1)

Arrhythmias Part I: Arrhythmia Basics Arrhythmias Part II: Normal and Abnormal Rhythms
Sinus Rhythms and Sinus Blocks (AMS) - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews sinus rhythms and sinoatrial exit blocks. Topics covered include normal sinus rhythm; sinus bradycardia; sinus tachycardia; sinus arrhythmia; sinus pauses; sinus arrest; and sinoatrial exit blocks.

Atrial Arrhythmias (AMS) - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for atrial arrhythmias including premature atrial complexes (PACs/APCs); ectopic atrial rhythm; atrial bradycardia; atrial tachycardia; paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT); multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT); wandering atrial pacemaker; atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.

Junctional Rhythms (AMS) - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for junctional rhythms. These include idiopathic junctional rhythms, junctional bradycardia, accelerated junctional rhythm, junctional tachycardia, and brief descriptions of reentrant junctional rhythms (atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia [AVNRT]; atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia [AVRT]).

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (AMS) - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It is divided into two parts. Part 1 gives brief definitions and descriptions of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), and atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT). Part 2 describes these in much more detail.

Ventricular Arrhythmias (AMS) - CME Course (W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for ventricular arrhythmias including premature ventricular complexes (PVCs); fusion beats; idioventricular rhythms; accelerated idioventricular rhythms; ventricular tachycardia; ventricular flutter; ventricular fibrillation and torsades de pointes. Other topics include fusion beats, capture beats, interpolated PVCs, compensatory pauses, and non-compensatory pauses.

Arrhythmias Part III: Atrioventricular Blocks and Dissociation Arrhythmias Part IV: Pacemakers

Who This Course Is For

This course is for any medical provider who needs to be able to recognize normal and abnormal heart rhythms, quickly and easily and wants Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit (Earn up to 2.25 AOA Category 1A / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM). It is also ideal for medical providers who just want to hone their arrhythmia recognition skills and be able to show competency to their institution or workplace.

Best for:

  • Telemetry technicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants (MAs)
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • Physical therapists
  • Kinesiologists

Sample Course Videos

online ecg interpretation course samples
Atrial Fibrillation - Sample Watch Preview

Feedback From Our Subscribers

Alan Ghaly, DO, FACC Verified Subscriber
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Informative and easy to understand!

I had the pleasure of being lectured about electrocardiogram interpretation by Dr. Siegal during my cardiology training. Dr. Siegal captured these lectures in videos for self-education and training. They are informative and easy to understand in a field where ECG interpretations can be intimidating. I wish I had these videos during my medical school and training years.

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Great visual examples

The videos are great for people who are visual and audio learners. They go at a pace that is easy to understand and there are good visual examples.

A. Wynter Verified Subscriber
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Applicable information

I intend to apply knowledge from this course in my new position as a monitor technician.

Michael Friedman, DO, Assistant Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Verified Subscriber
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Dr. Siegal shared his knowledge

"Dr. Siegal is a doctor's doctor. He has taken his clinical knowledge and experience and thankfully shared it with us in an informative and well written video."

Brandy Hollabaugh, NP Verified Subscriber
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Best ECG Course I have taken!

Thank you for building a course that is easy to understand. The resource materials will be a great for reference moving forward. This is, by far, the best EKG course I have taken!