ECG Interpretation CME Course

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ECG Interpretation CME Course is a comprehensive ECG reading course plus an 8-credit-hour CME certificate upon completion of the course, test, and course evaluation. 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. Up to 8 Category-1 CME Credits (AMA or AOA) (see accreditation statement below).

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ECG Interpretation CME Course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to read electrocardiograms (ECGs) or hone their skills and wants Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits (Earn up to 8 AOA Category 1A / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM). You will 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 Interpretation for CME 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. Each chapter contains a short self-assessment quiz to help you check your progress if desired. 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 20-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:

  • 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.

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CME Course Details

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 8 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 8 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


Biography

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.

Undergraduate
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

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

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

Disclosures

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
  • Carry out the complaint handling process in a fair and open way
  • Provide reasons for decisions that are made
  • Protect your privacy

Complaint Procedure

Filing a complaint or grievance:

  1. Send us an email at info@ecgedu.com. Be sure to leave us information regarding how to reach you back.

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?

  • ECG Criteria
  • Step-by-Step Approach to Reading ECGs
  • Arrhythmia Interpretation
  • ACLS Rhythm Course
  • Self-assessment quizzing with each chapter
  • Learn ECG Interpretation in only 8 hours
  • Up to 8 Category-1 CME Credits (AMA or AOA)

Course Syllabus

1. Executive Electrocardiogram Education CME Course.

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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) - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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 - CME Course

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with pericarditis.

2:01
Central Nervous System Effects on the ECG - CME Course

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

2:05
Dextrocardia - CME Course

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with dextrocardia.

5:08
Electrolyte Abnormalities - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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

9:59
Hypothermia - CME Course

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with hypothermia.

2:02
Preexcitation and Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) - CME Course

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 - CME Course

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

11:29
Pacemakers - CME Course

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 and want Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits (Earn up to 8 AOA Category 1A / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM). 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.

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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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