• Course Format

    eLearning/Self-directed course

  • Course Access

    1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course

  • Course Length

    178 minutes

  • Study Guide

    Downloadable PDF Study Guide

  • Contact Hours

    3.0

  • Certificate of Completion

    Printable CE Certificate

Description

This course uses an organized and succinct method of analyzing a 12 lead ECG specifically in patients experiencing suspected acute coronary syndrome. Repetitive practice with interpreting 59 - 12 lead ECGs identifying STEMI, NSTEMI and STEMI mimics.

A focus is made on identifying reciprocal changes, differentiating left vs. right bundle brand blocks and when & how to perform a right-sided or posterior ECG.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this eLearning, participants should be able to:

  • Review coronary perfusion and infarction patterns dependent on the location of the myocardial infarction

  • Describe an organized approach for interpreting 12 Lead ECG in the setting of ACS

  • Identify ischemia and infarction patterns in various leads on the 12 Lead ECG

  • Discuss STEMI mimics

  • Describe NSTEMI patterns on the 12 Lead ECG

  • Decipher a left vs. right bundle branch block using established criteria

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

    • Read First: How To Navigate This Course & Download Study Guide!

  • 2

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction

  • 3

    Module 1: ECG Basics

    • ECG Basics

  • 4

    Module 2: The Anatomy of the 12 Lead ECG

    • The Anatomy of the 12 Lead ECG

  • 5

    Module 3: Coronary Perfusion

    • Coronary Perfusion

  • 6

    Module 4: The ST Segment

    • The ST Segment

  • 7

    Module 5: ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) – Part 1

    • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) – Part 1

  • 8

    Module 6: ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) – Part 2

    • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) – Part 2

  • 9

    Module 7: Right-sided & Posterior 12 Lead ECGs

    • Right-sided & Posterior 12 Lead ECGs

  • 10

    Module 8: STEMI Mimics

    • STEMI Mimics

  • 11

    Module 9: Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)

    • Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)

  • 12

    Module 10: Bundle Branch Blocks

    • Bundle Branch Blocks

  • 13

    Wrap-Up & Next Steps

    • Next Steps

  • 14

    12 Lead ECG Interpretation Quiz

    • 12 Lead ECG Interpretation Quiz

  • 15

    12 Lead ECG Interpretation Evaluation

    • 12 Lead ECG Interpretation Evaluation

What Nurses Are Saying About This Course!

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Excellent

Nikko Umali

Excellent review of 12-leads. Provided a good framework to review and examine 12-leads

Excellent review of 12-leads. Provided a good framework to review and examine 12-leads

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ECG made easy

Tetiana Eichelberger

Great content, easy to follow. Highly recommend.

Great content, easy to follow. Highly recommend.

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Instructor

MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, PCCN

Nicole Kupchik

Nicole Kupchik has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years. Originally from Northwest Indiana, she worked as a traveling nurse and settled in Seattle, WA in 1998. She graduated from Purdue University in 1993 and in 2008 obtained a Master of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington.

After moving to Seattle, Nicole took great interest in Resuscitation while working at Harborview Medical Center. She was part of a team who wrote one of the first protocols in the US for Therapeutic Hypothermia after cardiac arrest and has published numerous papers on the topic. In 2009, she led a team that launched an award-winning Sepsis Alert System.

In 2013, Nicole founded Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. She has taught CCRN® & PCCN® Certification Review courses for over 10 years and has helped thousands of nurses achieve certification! She strongly believes every nurse can and should be board certified in their specialty!

In 2017, Nicole published "Ace the CCRN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book as well as well as "Ace the PCCN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book. In 2018, she published "Ace the CMC®: You Can Do It" Study Guide. "Ace the CSC®: You Can Do It!" Study Guide for the Cardiac Surgery Certification was published in March 2019. Her latest book, Critical Care Survival Guide was published in April 2023.

Accreditation

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number 16363. Approved for 3.0 CE Contact Hours.

Refund Policy

Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refunds available.

Extension Policy

All single purchase courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at [email protected].

Expiration Time

Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.

For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST. Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.