Center for Professional Development

12 Lead ECG Interpretation

A two-day course
12 contact hours

Course ID:12LECG

Offered on the Following Dates

Tues. & Wed.. - June 11-12, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: School of Nursing, Newark, NJ

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This course is designed to enhance assessment skills of the practitioner who works with all types of adult critically-ill patients through analysis of a variety of challenging 12-Lead ECGs and case studies. With the numerous advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and other related cardiac disorders, quick rhythm recognition on the 12-Lead ECG is essential for appropriate intervention.

This is NOT a basic cardiac monitoring class. A basic cardiac monitoring class is a strongly recommended prerequisite.

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  1. Describe the derivation of the standard 12 ECG leads, including electrode placement and polarity and views of the heart.
  2. Critically analyze PQRST complexes for any abnormalities of interval lengths, slurring, depression, elevation, inversion, notching and intrinsic deflection.
  3. Define electrical axis, determine mean electrical axis, and state the common causes of axis deviation (LAD, RAD, IAD).
  4. Describe ECG features of: ischemia, injury, infarction; chamber enlargement, bundle branch blocks, hemi blocks, pericarditis, and electrolyte and drug effects.
  5. Interpret 5 (five) 12-Lead ECGs and identify the pathological condition causing the abnormality.  



Rutgers School of Nursing
Stanley S. Bergen Building, Room 620B
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ
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Barbara Schweiger Albanese, MSN, RN, CCRN, CLNC



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