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Cardiology for EMTs: How I Taught My Pilot to Read a 12-Lead ECG-Kris Kaull

Demystify cardiology and 12-lead ECGs. What are all the fancy cardiology things paramedics do? Is it voodoo magic? This fun and entertaining session walks through Cardiology 101 from basic anatomy to 12-lead interpretation. Will you be an expert in under an hour? Nah. But each audience member will walk away understanding 12-lead basics and why immediate intervention is key. Whether you're a rookie EMT or a seasoned paramedic, you'll learn something new!

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the basics of cardiology and human anatomy;

2. Learn how to read a simple ECG;

3. Apply those concepts to 12-Lead ECG;

4. Learn the latest research, science and care expected in the emergent cardiac setting;


Majd AlGhatrif & Joseph Lindsay (2012) A brief review: history to understand fundamentals of electrocardiography, Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, 2:1, DOI: 10.3402/jchimp.v2i1.14383

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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