American Heart Association
ECG & Pharmacology

Course time: 6 – 6.5 Hours.

The ECG & Pharmacology Course is a classroom-based, facilitator-led course designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.   This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology.
  • Explain normal ECG measurements.
  • Recognize basic arrhythmia.
  • List basic ACLS drugs.
  • Describe drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular Emergencies.

This class is appropriate for:

  • Emergency medical professionals
  • Critical care professionals
  • Intensive care professionals
  • Other healthcare professionals responsible for directing or participating in management of cardiovascular emergencies


**Check with your employer for certification requirements or call us at (800) 573-0106 .**

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.


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