Advanced ECG: ECG criteria for STEMI, NSTEMI, Pericarditis, Takotsubo


This is the second presentation in a six part, pre-recorded webinar series titled: Advanced ECG Interpretation and Care Implications in Cardiac Rehab. This series is intended to enrich the knowledge of the Cardiac Rehabilitation (cr) professional who has already mastered basic ECG and arrhythmias. Unusual patient diagnoses present dilemmas that typically cannot be addressed adequately in a busy program. What happens in many programs is satisfaction with the existing status quo, routinely monitoring on lead 2 and exercising all patients with routine exercise prescriptions regardless of the individual patient situation. Included in this webinar will be discussions of patients with diverse diagnoses such as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and pericarditis and how these are differentiated electrocardiographically from those with STEMI and NSTEMI. Often cr professionals do not learn about the infrequent and unusual manifestations of types I and II second degree AV blocks, fascicular rhythms and blocks, concealed conduction, or SA blocks. While many patients have pacemakers, it sometimes can be confusing diagnosing the resultant rhythms. Left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can present diagnostic and exercise dilemmas as can unusual diagnoses (e.g., Brugada) and unusual patients (e.g., the athlete). Recently atrial fibrillation (AF) has increased in prevalence and the populations that can exhibit it are diverse, including athletes, the elderly, obese, and others. If you are interested in sharpening your ECG interpretation skills we invite you to join us for this six week series. Disclosures - Viewing the entire presentation, completion of a post-test (with 70% accuracy) and evaluation are required to receive 1.5 contact hours for each webinar presentation. Members of this presentation's planning committee do not have a financial relationship with a Commercial Interest Organization that could create a conflict of interest while planning, implementing or evaluating the content of this presentation.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AM-RN561B
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Define ECG criteria for STEMI, NSTEMI, pericarditis, and diagnostic criteria for Takotsubo.
Identify early repolarization and discuss the implications and identify patient subsets who are most likely to display.
Instructor: Patricia Lounsbury, RN-BC, BSN, MEd, FAACVPR, Alumnus CCRN
Ms. Lounsbury was an Advanced Practice Nurse and was recently the Program Director of a Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management and Prevention Service at a large midwestern university hospital. After earning a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree with Honors she went on to complete a Master of Education (MEd) degree at Iowa State University. She has over 40 years nursing experience and is board certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Critical Care Nursing. Ms. Lounsbury is also a fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). An invited international lecturer, Ms Lounsbury has delivered over one hundred presentations on a variety of cardiac topics to regional, national and international conferences, universities and served as an adjunct instructor, University of Iowa, College of Nursing and Emergency Medical Services. She has also authored and coauthored articles in peer-reviewed, professional journals, as well as abstracts, book reviews and poster presentations. Ms. Lounsbury has also coauthored two books on Cardiac Rhythm Disorders. Disclosure: Patricia Lounsbury, RN-BC, BSN, MEd, FAACVPR, Alumnus CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
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