Essentials of ECG and Dysrhythmia Monitoring is an online course designed to build skills and confidence in identifying cardiac rhythms, helping nurses respond promptly and appropriately for optimal patient outcomes. Using case studies, real rhythm strips and digital tools, nurses can interact with learning modules focusing on pacemaker rhythms and malfunctions; along with a systematic approach to identifying ischemia and infarction on the 12-lead ECG.
In the course, nurses apply a standardized approach to interpret actual rhythm strips. Structured content is translated into bedside practice through application exercises and real-life scenarios, each helping nurses interpret rhythms, pacemakers and malfunctions, as well as identify ischemia and infarction. Lesson tests with feedback reinforce learning and build confidence.
Essentials of ECG and Dysrhythmia Monitoring is an applicable training tool for areas beyond critical care and progressive care units. Other areas that provide ECG monitoring and can benefit from AACN’s ECG course include emergency departments, post-anesthesia units, medical-surgical units and long-term care facilities.
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As a nurse leader, I see a clear need for nurses to have high-quality skills and knowledge in ECG and dysrhythmia identification, especially those working in critical care areas. This course is a tool to help you achieve that level of confidence.Kat, Educator
Structured content on interpreting rhythms, pacemakers and malfunctions, along with identifying ischemia and infarction is translated into clinical practice through application exercises and case scenarios. AACN’s ECG course uses proven, evidence-based methodologies and standards to provide an extensive foundation of rhythm-strip identification, application and assessment.Review Course Content
Up to 14.25 hours of Learning
Interactive media, visuals and activities engage and facilitate learning. Nurses gain knowledge through detailed cardiac content and a standardized methodology.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for up to 14.25 contact hours. This CE activity expires on January 31, 2026.
AACN programming meets the standards of most states that require mandatory CE contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.