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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Siena Hall, Room 106
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3550

EKG Series

Molloy College offers two (2) different courses in its EKG Series:
- Intro to EKG Interpretation
- Advanced 12 Lead EKG Interpretation for the Practicing Nurse

Scroll down for the course descriptions and schedule information for each of the courses. Click here for the schedule of classes of all the courses in this area. Questions: call 516.323.3550 or e-mail: conted@molloy.edu.

The schedule of classes comes out in our catalog which is mailed twice a year (January and July) to students who have made an inquiry or registered within the last 6 months. However, the most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on the program webpage. We will also email you monthly reminders of the upcoming schedule if you have provided us with an email address. Request a catalog or join our mailing list.

Intro to EKG Interpretation
The course is designed to provide knowledge and skill regarding basic cardiac recognition with a focus on appropriate nursing interventions.The program is designed for the learner with little or no EKG experience. The target audience is the registered nurse or nursing student.  6 contact hours.

The course is typically offered in the evenings for two sessions at both our Rockville Centre and Suffolk Center campuses in January, April, June and October. Click here for the schedule of classes.  Registration information can be found by clicking on the course title in the schedule of classes link or by clicking here.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Differentiate the atria from the Ventricles.
2. Identify the functions of the Cardiac Valves.
3. Explain the blood circulation through the heart.
4. Explain the mechanical events of the Cardiac Cycle.
5. Describe the ionic exchange through cardiac muscle cells during the Cardiac Cycle.
6. Describe the Conduction of the Heart.
7. Identify waves and intervals of the EKG and describe their correlation with the phases of the cardiac cycle.
8. Explain time and voltage of the standard EKG paper.
9. List 6 essential steps to analyzing a rhythm strip.
10. Identify Dysrhythmias in the Sinus Node and corresponding modalities.
11. Identify Dysrhythmias in the Atrium and corresponding treatment modalities.
12. Identify Dysrhythmias of the AV Node and corresponding treatment modalities.
13. Identify Ventricula Dysrhythmias and corresponding treatment modalities.
14. Identify disorders of Conduction and appropriate interventions for each.

Instructor: Joanne Manning-Baker, R.N., M.S.
Course number: NU-0073 Tuition: $140.
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Advanced 12 Lead EKG Interpretation for the Practicing Nurse
This is an introduction to the interpretation of 12 lead EKG for the practicing R.N. in primary or acute care practice. Included in this discussion is the role of the advanced practice nurse in assessment and management of the client with chest pain and left ventricular hypertrophy utilizing a case study approach. Topics include recognition of patterns of infarction, axis deviation, chamber hypertrophy and bundle branch blocks. Students should have a basic understanding of cardiac arrhythmias and the cardiac cycle. 7 contact hours.

The course is typically offered on Saturdays for one session from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at our Rockville Centre campus in January, March, July and October. Click here for the schedule of classes. Registration information can be found by clicking on the course title in the schedule of classes link.

Learning Objectives:  At the end of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the role of the nurse in evaluating the patient with chest pain in a primary care center.
2. Explain the conduction system of the heart.
3. Describe the normal P, Q, R, S, T, complex of an ECG tracing.
4. Explain how to determine the heart rate.
5. Discuss limb leads to determine axis deviation.
6. Identify precordial leads.
7. Identify the causes of axis deviation.
8. Describe the elements of a "Normal ECG".
9. Describe chamber hypertrophy in the atrium.
10. Describe chamber hypertrophy in the ventricle.
11. Differentiate between right and left bundle branch blocks.
12. Define Left Ventricle hemiblocks.
13. Define Intraventricular conduction defects.
14. Differentiate between ischemia and injury of the heart.
15. Identify different types of infarction.
16. Review 3 case studies in order to identify ECG changes and appropriate treatment modality.

Instructor: Diane Harper, R.N., A.N.P.
Course number: NU-0127. Tuition: $150.
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