ECG & Pharmacology is a classroom-based, facilitator-led course. It's the only course of its kind from the American Heart Association focusing solely on this critical knowledge. It is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies. Students may use this classroom-based course as preparation for the ACLS Course.
Features and Benefits
Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge
Flexible instructional format with two units, ECG and Pharmacology, that can be taught together or separately
50-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during and after the course
Comes with an Instructor CD that contains presentation slides, instructor notes, Lesson Maps and administrative documents
For healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, including emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care personnel such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.
Content and Modules
Normal ECG measurements
May be taught by any instructor (no need to be affiliated with an AHA Training Center)
Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms
ECG & Pharmacology contains two modules, ECG and Pharmacology, which may be taken together or separately. The ECG module takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, and the Pharmacology module takes about 2.75 hours to complete. When the modules are combined, the estimated course length is 6.25 hours.
Course Format and Exam
Classroom-based, facilitator-led course that includes two modules, ECG and Pharmacology, which may be offered together or separately
Course Completion Card Type -
A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of this course. This course does not offer an AHA course completion card
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