anatomy of an ekg
– intro to ekg interpretation

Build confidence in your EKG interpretation skills. Learn how to identify a normal EKG, which allows you to then identify abnormal characteristics for further investigation and workup.

Let’s face it: EKG interpretation can be intimidating. There are multiple facets to master in order to build a solid foundation. Some of these facets include understanding what a P wave and T wave represent, measuring a PR interval, QRS complexes, QT intervals, and proper lead identification in conjunction with cardiac anatomy. This course is an introductory EKG lecture to obtain foundational understanding and principles of EKGs and important elements to aid in proper interpretation.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Establish a step-by-step process to accurately and systematically interpret EKGs.
  • Identify P wave, PR interval, QRS complex, QT interval, and T wave.
  • Define normal and abnormal durations of P waves, PR intervals, QRS complexes, and T waves.
  • Identify EKG leads with corresponding cardiac anatomy.

This course is suitable for:

APRNs, RNs, LPNs/LVNs