12 Lead ECG Interpretation

A two-day course

12 contact hours

Course ID: 12LECG

Course Dates

  • This course is not scheduled at this time

Registration & Fees

  • $260 General Registration or
  • $220 for Rutgers School of Nursing Faculty, Students, Preceptors and Alumni (Legacy UMDNJ) 
  • Advanced registration and payment is required for all programs.
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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.

Course Content includes:
  • Electrode application
  • Understanding the 12 lead printout
  • Vectors
  • Axis & fascicular blocks
  • Bundle branch blocks
  • Patterns of infarctions
  • Localizing infarction
  • 15 lead ECG
  • Chamber enlargement
  • Tachycardias
  • Identifying high risk patients
  • Putting it all together
This course is for:
  • Physicians & Medical Students
  • Midlevel Practitioners & Students
  • Nurses & Nursing Students
  • EMS Personnel
  • Monitor Techs
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Medical Chart Reviewers (including insurance)
  • Paralegal Forensics
  • Nurse Anesthetists & Nurse Anesthetist Students
What you need coming into this course:
  • Ability to recognize most cardiac rhythms in Lead II


  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.  


Camden Campus
Room 312A, CNS Building
530 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08103
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Kathleen Curtis, DNP, FNP, APN-c

Planners and Speakers have no conflicts of interest to disclose regarding this educational activity.

There is no commercial support or sponsorship for this activity.

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