Enhance Quality of Care Based on Standard Practices



The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses® (AACN®) presents Basic ECG Interpretation, a comprehensive six-hour course based on standard ECG practices. The course consists of seven lessons of step-by-step, interactive education that each focus on a specific aspect of ECG interpretation. The program is especially well-suited as a key element of medical-surgical and critical-nurse orientation programs, as well as for Emergency Department and EMS staff training. This course from AACN allows your organization to launch high-quality education with confidence.


Implement with Confidence

  • The only Basic ECG Interpretation course directly from AACN


Increase Flexibility in Hiring Practices

  • Implement more flexible hiring practices by orienting nurses on an as-needed basis


Enhance Quality of Care

  • Improve employee competence by providing educators more “hands-on” time with trainees



  • Comprehensive six-hour course consisting of seven lessons
  • Detailed outlines, worksheets, pearls of wisdom, and a glossary
  • Can be implemented as a stand-alone course or as part of the Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO®) curriculum (also available from AACN)


This course is essential for:

  • Critical Care Orientation
  • ECG/Telemetry Training Programs
  • Medical-Surgical Orientation
  • Emergency Medical Staff Training Programs


This course supports:

  • Annual CE Requirements for Nursing
  • Promoting Professional Development
  • Just-In-Time Hiring


Course Outline
The course covers basic ECG including:

  • Cardio Anatomy and Physiology (Lesson I)
  • ECG Interpretation Basics (Lesson II)
  • Sinus Rhythm Category (Lesson III)
  • Atrial Rhythm Category (Lesson IV)
  • Junctional Rhythm Category (Lesson V)
  • Ventricular Rhythm Category (Lesson VI)
  • Heart Block Rhythm Category (Lesson VII)


Continuing Education Credit
Basic ECG Interpretation awards six contact hours of continuing nursing education credit and six Category A CERP’s from AACN.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the State Boards of Nursing of Alabama (#ABNP0062), California (#01036) and Louisiana (#ABN12). AACN programming meets the standards for most other states requiring mandatory continuing education credit for relicensure.


Subject Matter Experts
Basic ECG Interpretation was developed by experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization.