Essentials of Electrocardiography Online Course

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The ECG online training course is designed to teach students the essentials of electrocardiography. This ECG class will introduce learners to heart anatomy and electrophysiology and relate heart health to the functions of other body systems. It also discusses cardiovascular medications and patient assessment.

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As students progress through the reading and online exercises they will learn the basics of ECG such as placing leads, reading tracings, and recognizing arrhythmias and cardiac emergencies through the following topics:

  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Body Systems and Heart Health
  • Heart Electrical Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Medications
  • Patient Assessment
  • Electrocardiogram Basics
  • Waveforms, Rate, Rhythm, and Artifacts
  • Recognizing Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Emergencies

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At the conclusion of Essentials of Electrocardiography participants will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and electrophysiology of the heart.
  • Set up and administer ECGs, stress tests, and Holter monitors.
  • Recognize and correct artifacts.
  • List the characteristics of basic arrhythmias.
  • Identify ECG medical emergencies.
  • Maintain ECG equipment and demonstrate lead placement.
  • Complete and document patient assessments.

Online course features include:

  • Access to ECG: Essentials of Electrocardiography electronic textbook
  • Audio pronunciations of medical terms
  • Interactive exercises and diagrams
  • Practice quizzes

Students have access to the online ECG course for one full year. This course is self-paced and completion time is dependent upon many factors, including the student's prior knowledge, reading comprehension, and exercises completed. Students receive a certificate with CEUs when passing the course with an overall average of 70% or better on the chapter tests and completing a short course evaluation.

Upon successful completion of Essentials of Electrocardiography students will receive a certificate of completion for 5.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Corexcel is authorized to award CEUs by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training. Acceptance of CEUs is at the discretion of your institution. To determine if this course will meet specific school or program requirements, submit the course syllabus and accreditation information to your advisor or registrar for approval prior to enrolling.

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Online ECG Course Registration

  • 1-Year Access to the Essentials of Electrocardiography online course
  • 1-Year Access to Essentials of Electrocardiography eBook
  • CEU Certificate Upon Course Completion
eBook Included $200

Add the ECG textbook to your order:

After registering for Essentials of Electrocardiography you will receive an email copy of your receipt and a separate login email. - Add/Drop Policy

The textbook is optional. Everything needed to complete the course is included with your registration fee. An electronic version of the textbook is included in the course. Additional shipping charges apply for purchase options that include books. Charges are calculated after adding this item to the shopping cart.

If you have a group to train or have additional questions call our offices at 1-302-477-9730 between 9:00 and 5:30 EST M-F. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. One of our representatives will be glad to answer your ECG course questions.