University of Southern Indiana

12 Lead EKG Interpretation

New in 2021

COVID-19 Plan:  The COVID-19 pandemic situation will be monitored daily, as the University of Southern Indiana places safety as a priority.  If circumstances prevent the conference being offered as a live, in-person event, a virtual alternative will be arranged.  For up-to-date information, please log onto usi.edu/health or call 812-461-5217.

Following the University of Southern Indiana COVID-19 protocols, face masks will be required when entering the building and while in the workshop.  Hand sanitizer will be available in the classroom.

This workshop will be offered Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon (Central time)

Location: University of Southern Indiana - Health Professions Building (additional information regarding room location will be emailed following registration)

Description of Workshop

This workshop will focus on taking your ECG interpretation skills to an advanced level.  In addition to a brief anatomy review, the workshop will provide healthcare professions the ability to interpret 12 Lead ECGs, identify right and left axis deviation, ischemia, injury, infarction, and affects of medications on the 12 Lead.

Who Should Enroll in this Workshop?

This workshop is designed for English-speaking advance practice registered nurses and physician assistants in the State of Indiana. 

Workshop Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant should be able to

  1. Describe the coronary arteries and the walls of the heart they perfuse.
  2. Describe the normal and abnormal waveforms and measures of the EKG.
  3. Describe the normal 12 lead EKG.
  4. Identify right and left axis deviation on the 12 lead EKG.
  5. Identify ischemia, injury, and infarction on the 12 lead EKG.
  6. List the leads of the 12 lead EKG which combine to monitor the anterior, lateral and inferior walls of the heart.
  7. Identify acute MI to include anterior, lateral, inferior, and posterior walls.
  8. Describe how to identify a posterior wall injury pattern.
  9. Describe alterations to the 12 lead EKG to include pericarditis, digitalis effect, hyper and hypokalemia, hyper and hypocalcemia.

Criteria for Successful Completion

  • Submit registration and payment
  • Actively participate in full workshop
  • Submit program evaluation

Contact Hours

The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions designates a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ hours for physicians, knowledge/application/ hours for pharmacists, and nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Attendance at this workshop does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught.

CE hours will be available for Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Physicians, and other licensed professions.

Instructor:  Jean Hunt, MSN, RN, AG-CNS

Jean Hunt has extensive background in critical care, emergency care, cardiac cath lab and flight nursing.  Earning her Master’s in Nursing Education from the University of Southern Indiana, she also earned a post master’s certificate as Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She has provided cardiac education to health professions for more than 20 years.

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, University of Southern Indiana Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

State of Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for several professionals licensed in the state of Indiana, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and dental professionals.

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