Day 1 of the EMS Conference

Calendar IconOCTOBER 8, 2022
8 AM – 4 PM

For over 30 years, Bob has been delivering this course to Emergency and Critical Care providers worldwide. If anyone told you that you could take a 12 lead class and have fun, would you believe them? Presented by Bob Page, Author of the book 12 Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers, this 8-hour, highly motivating, non-stop interactive course on 12-Lead ECG is comprehensive including proper lead placement, axis and hemiblock determination, bundle branch blocks, differentiating wide complex tachycardia and myocardial infarction recognition. Also included is the use of a 15-lead ECG for increased sensitivity for STEMI. Participants in the program will read approximately 200 12-lead ECGs, gaining both experience and confidence in their newly learned skill. This is a great course for EMS and hospitals implementing STEMI programs or for continuing professional development.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between monitoring and assessing a patient using an ECG machine.
  • Demonstrate proper lead placement for 12 and 15 Lead ECG.
  • Using a simple chart and leads I, II, III, determine electrical axis and the presence of fascicular blocks (hemiblocks).
  • Using lead V1, determine bundle branch blocks.
  • Describe the clinical significance of hemiblocks and bundle branch blocks in the cardiac patient.
  • Describe a strategy for identifying V-Tach in wide complex tachycardia.
  • On a 12, 15, or Multi-Lead ECG, identify ST and T wave changes relative to STEMI, myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction.
  • Describe a systematic “assessment” of a 12 and 15 lead ECG.
  • Describe possible complications of prolonged QTc.

Time Breakdown and Outline

The Need for 12 Leads Early STEMI Recognition
1.5 hours
Lead Placement and 15 Lead ECG
1.5 hours
Axis and hemiblock recognition
1.0 hours
Lunch and Breaks
1.5 hours
Bundle Branch Blocks
1.0 hours
Wide Complex Tachycardia
1.0 hours
QTc and Case Review
1.0 hours

thank you to our Donors!

These classes are FREE due to the generous donations from these sponsors:

  • Southwest Tech
  • Southwest Tech Foundation -Bill Croft Fund
  • Southwest Health
  • Grant Regional Health Center
  • Grant County Emergency Services
  • Richland County Ambulance Service
  • Iowa County Emergency Services Association
  • Gundersen - Boscobel