Clinical Application and Interpretation of the 12-Lead ECG

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CNE Credits: 6.75 Hours

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The goal of this full-day session is to enable the bedside professional to perform an interpretation of a 12-lead ECG and apply it to the clinical setting.  Recognition of normal waves and a “quick and dirty” way to determine axis is presented.  Bundle branch block patterns and hemiblocks are reviewed using 12-lead tracings. 

As a result of completing this seminar, the nurse will be able to recognize changes in conduction such as axis shifts, hemiblocks and bundle branch blocks. They will also be able to recognize changes seen in ischemia and infarction, chamber hypertrophy, electrolyte imbalances, select medications and pathological conditions.

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  • Verbalize the ability to look at a 12-lead ECG and recognize normal waves and conduction.
  • Identify intraventricular conduction delays which may be present on the 12-lead ECG.
  • Describe the ECG changes and patterns seen in myocardial ischemia and infarction.
  • Verbalize the ability to recognize ECG changes associated with chamber hypertrophy, electrolyte imbalances, and medications and other medical conditions.

Your Instructor

Cynthia (Cindy) Liette, MS, APRN-CNS, CCRN-K has been a nurse for more than 40 years. Her career focus has been the delivery of quality care by nurses who are knowledgeable and strive to be the best they can be.

She has always been directly involved in patient care even when serving in an administrative position. Cindy has spent her career making a difference through mentoring and being an inspiration to others. 

Diploma in nursing
Bachelor’s degree in nursing
Master’s degree in the Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist tract 

Career Roles
Bedside nurse
Clinical Nurse Specialist/APRN
VP Patient Care Services/CNO
Educator and consultant

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Recent seminar participants had this to say about
“Clinical Application and Interpretation of the 12-Lead ECG”

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and knows how to deliver information so it is understandable and retainable.  I have taken several ECG classes before…you made learning ECGs easy to understand!”

"Well developed course with excellent coverage of material.  The instructor was exceptional at explaining concepts and making everything simple to understand and remember.”

“Not only will I be able to incorporate this into my daily practice, but I will be able to pass my knowledge on to other staff when asked for help with ECGs.”

“Well organized.  Helpful, simple phrases to help with recall of information. It is finally nice to understand reading ECGs and IVCDs.”

“This was an excellent class and instructor!  It really helped clarify how to read 12-leads and I learned lots of new things!!  The clinical examples and correlation were excellent!! I can’t wait to go back to work and start looking at 12-leads!!”

“Excellent review which was presented in an easily understood manner. I can now decipher between active MI’s, non-STEMI, old MI’s, and bundle branch blocks. I have never had a solid grasp of this until now. Thank you!”   

“I have a much better understanding of ECG interpretation and all the information which can be gained by evaluating them.  I will now take a closer and systematic look at an ECG before turning it over to the provider.”