20NESIM007 - Basic EKG and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Sep 12, 2019 Closed Allied Health Medicine Nursing

20NESIM007 - Basic EKG and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation


This intensive workshop is designed for Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, EMS/EMT, Paramedics, medical students and EKG technicians to review the basic concepts of cardiac electrophysiology and EKG assessment and interpretation. Learners will review pertinent medical terminology and then learn various techniques to differentiate cardiac rhythm strips. Learners will have the opportunity to practice and perfect their skills in a simulation based educational setting.

This one day course is split into two main concentrations. The morning session focus is on Basic EKG and putting it all together using simulation. In the afternoon, the focus is on 12-Lead EKG interpretation for acute and critical care nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, EMS/EMT, Paramedics, and other learners who need to be able to interpret an EKG in their clinical practice. Content includes anatomy of a 12-Lead EKG, how leads record electrical activity traveling through the heart, normal waveforms and intervals and how each lead should look on a normal EKG. Additional content includes an easy way to determine the QRS axis and its clinical implications; recognition of right and left bundle branch blocks; and EKG criteria for recognizing myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction.

Attendees have the option of attending the Basic EKG focused morning session only, the 12-Lead EKG interpretation afternoon session only, or the full day EKG workshop.


7:30 - 8:00amRegistration (Coffee/Tea Provided)
8:00 - 8:15Welcome and Workshop Overview
8:15 - 8:45BASIC EKG Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
8:45 - 9:15Interpreting a Rhythm Strip
9:15 - 9:30BREAK
9:30 - 10:30Recognizing Arrhythmias
10:30 - 11:45Let’s Practice Interpreting Strips and How Would You Intervene
11:45 - 12:30pmAfternoon Check-In (Lunch on your own)
12:30 - 1:0012-Lead EKG Quick Review
1:00 - 1:30Standard Approach When Evaluating a 12 Lead EKG
1:30 - 3:30Atrial Arrhythmias, Sinus Arrhythmias, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia’s, Ventricular Hypertrophies, Atrioventricular Nodal Blocks, Heart Blocks, Ischemic Heart Disease, Electrolyte, Electrophysiologic Disorders
3:30 - 3:45BREAK
3:45 - 4:45Putting it All Together (strip testing in groups) What is This?

Group Registrations

Registering 2 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Group Rate Available

Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time | Add $15 after September 5

1/2 Day Attendees: $39/person
Full Day Attendees: $75/person

*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure

Target Audience

Medical Students, Residents, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, EMS/EMT, Paramedics and other healthcare providers


  • Utilize a systematic approach to interpret EKGs
  • Discuss the basic electrophysiology of the heart: Electrical versus mechanical function
  • Identify the types of bradycardias and heart blocks and state treatment modalities
  • Determine the appropriate clinical management of the various patient problems encountered
  • Outline a systematic approach to 12-lead EKG interpretation
  • Demonstrate the process for determining access
  • Identify right and left bundle branch block
  • Recognize ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on the 12-Lead EKG
  • Identify Life-Threatening Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Long Q-T, and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndromes


  • Paul Rogers, MD


Brochure / Registration Form