ECG Gold Course

The Short Term Complete ECG Course

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ECG Gold includes everything in the Premium package, but without monthly practice sessions or our ECG archive. You get the complete ECG interpretation course (including ECG criteria, arrhythmia interpretation, and a step-by-step approach to reading ECGs) plus some practice ECGs, and quizzing with every chapter. You will learn ECG interpretation in 8 hours and be able to rewatch each section as many times as you want to solidify your understanding.

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ECG Gold is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to read electrocardiograms (ECGs) or hone their skills but does not want extra practice and updates. You will still learn ECG criteria, arrhythmia interpretation, and most importantly, a systematic approach to reading ECGs.

This course teaches everything from basics to advanced concepts. Beginners and advanced ECG readers will feel comfortable with this course.

ECG Gold is an 8-hour online, interactive, video course divided into 40 short chapters. The material can be rewatched as many times as you want to help solidify the information. 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.

Topics include:

  • Proper electrode/lead placement
  • Understanding the cardiac electrical system and ECG machine basics
  • Determining the axis
  • 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.
  • Assessing myocardial ischemia, injury, and infarctions
  • Assessing primary and secondary ST and T wave changes
  • Distinguishing bundle branch blocks, fascicular blocks, and intraventricular conduction delays
  • Assessing left and right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Determining atrial abnormalities and hypertrophy
  • Assessing the QT interval
  • Assessing abnormalities like pericarditis, central nervous system (CNS) effects on the ECG, electrolyte abnormalities, drug effects, hypothermia, and Wolff Parkinson White (WPW).
  • Assessing lead reversal, dextrocardia, and pacemakers
  • Understanding early and late transition, and poor R-wave progression
  • Recognizing low QRS voltage, R on T premature ventricular complexes, Brugada syndrome, electrical alternans, early repolarization, epsilon waves, and Osborn waves.
  • Recognizing pacemaker rhythms and ECG changes from cardiac defibrillators
  • Recognizing artifact

This course is best for all medical providers who need to learn ECGs (medical students, nurse practitioners, cardiology fellows, residents, and attending providers who want to hone their skills but do not want the extra ECG practice. The course includes a Certificate of Completion which can be presented to your workplace or institution to demonstrate competency. If you are looking for Category 1 Continuing Medical Education, please see our CME Courses.

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What's Covered In This Course?

  • ECG Criteria
  • Step-by-Step Approach to Reading ECGs
  • Arrhythmia Interpretation
  • ACLS Rhythm Course
  • Quizzing
  • Learn ECG Interpretation in only 8 hours

Course Syllabus

1. Executive Electrocardiogram Education

PART I: ELECTROCARDIOGRAM FUNDAMENTALS PART II: ATRIAL ABNORMALITIES AND VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY PART III: BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCKS AND FASCICULAR BLOCKS PART IV: ATRIOVENTICULAR BLOCKS AND DISSOCIATION PART V: ISCHEMIA, INJURY, INFARCTION, AND ST & T WAVE CHANGES PART VI: NORMAL AND ABNORMAL RHYTHMS
Naming Rhythms

This chapter reviews how to name heart rhythms including those that originate from the sinus node, the atrioventricular node (junction), the ventricles, and the atria. It also reviews how to name the ventricular rates in patients with atrial fibrillation.

12:22
Sinus Rhythms and Sinus Blocks

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.

8:36
Atrial arrhythmias

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.

14:29
Junctional Rhythms

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]).

5:22
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

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.

12:41
Ventricular Arrhythmias

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.

13:12
Ventricular Beats vs. Aberrancy

This chapter reviews criteria for telling the difference between ventricular beats and supraventricular beats with aberrancy. Each criterion is detailed and several ECGs are used as examples.

19:37
PART VII: THE QT INTERVAL, SYSTEMIC ABNORMALITIES, ELECTROLYTE AND DRUG EFFECTS, WPW, LEAD REVERSAL AND PACEMAKERS
QT Interval

This chapter reviews the QT Interval. Topics include correctly measuring the QT interval, correcting the QT interval for the heart rate (QTc), and causes of prolonged and short QT intervals.

9:54
Pericarditis

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with pericarditis.

2:01
Central Nervous System Effects on the ECG

This chapter reviews the ECG changes seen with central nervous system abnormalities (in particular, intracranial hemorrhages).

2:05
Dextrocardia

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with dextrocardia.

5:08
Electrolyte Abnormalities

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for electrolyte abnormalities including hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, hypercalcemia, and hypocalcemia. Sodium and magnesium abnormalities are touched upon.

8:34
Drug Effects

This chapter reviews ECG changes associated with digoxin, and antiarrhythmic agents. It also reviews medications that can prolong the QT interval.

9:59
Hypothermia

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with hypothermia.

2:02
Preexcitation and Wolff Parkinson White (WPW)

This chapter reviews ECG changes associated with preexcitation, Wolff Parkinson White (WPW Syndrome, Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachyarrhythmias (AVRT), and Atrioventricular Nodal-Type Bypass Tracts.

8:08
Lead Reversal

This chapter reviews the ECG characteristics of lead reversal. This includes: arm lead reversal and arm/leg lead reversal.

11:29
Pacemakers

This chapter reviews ECG findings associated with pacemakers. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 discusses pacemaker nomenclature, normal pacemaker function, and identifying a pacemaker on an electrocardiogram. Part 2 reviews other pacemaker features and their associated ECG findings. This includes Fusion Beats; Pseudofusion Beats; Unipolar Pacing; Bipolar Pacing; Lower Rate Limit; Upper Rate Tracking Limit. Part 3 goes over ECG findings that suggest pacemaker malfunction.

26:24
PART VIII: OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS AND MISCELLANEOUS FINDINGS PART IX: GUIDELINES TO ECG INTERPRETATION AND PRACTICE ECGs

Who This Course Is For

This course is for all medical providers who need to learn to interpret ECGs but do not want extra ECG practice. This course is also ideal for all medical providers who want to hone their ECG reading skills and be able to show competency in their institution or workplace.

Best for:

  • Medical Students
  • Medical Residents
  • Cardiology Fellows
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Attendings

Sample Course Videos

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Lead Placement and ECG Setup – Sample Watch Preview
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Atrial Fibrillation - Sample Watch Preview
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Atrial Abnormalities/enlargement - Sample Watch Preview
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How to Read ECGs - Sample Watch Preview

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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.

V. Richardson Verified Subscriber
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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.

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