EKG Interpretation 101
This course is designed to provide general internists, hospitalists, family practitioners, and allied health professionals with comprehensive information on invasive and non-invasive electrocardiographic tools used in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders. Using evidence based medicine to interpret EKGs and develop a differential diagnosis is essential to protecting patient's overall health. Failure to identify EKG emergencies can result in patient death.
This course is has been designed for emergency medicine, primary care providers, general internists, hospitalist, family practitioners, and allied health staff.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the presentation of infarts on an EKG.
2. Explain the presentation of heart blocks on and EKG.
3. Identify VT versus SVT when reading an EKG.
Disclaimer: Attendance at this HCA HealthONE course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
Nelson A. Prager, MD has no conflicts to disclose
Nelson A. Prager, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FHRS, FAHA has been with ADCA since 1993. Dr. Prager's interests included cardiac electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm Disturbances), coronary artery disease and the business aspects of cardiovascular practice. He has done research and published articles on thrombosis, cardiac arrhythmias and clinical measurements of myocardial damage. He enjoys taking care of patients with cardiovascular problems and developing long term relationships with his patients. He has been actively involved in the business of cardiology and is President of ADCA.
Dr. Prager attended the University of Colorado, Boulder receiving an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Medical School. He completed his postgraduate training in Denver and his cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis at Barnes Hospital.
Dr. Prager actively practices at The Medical Center of Aurora, Presbyterian St. Lukes, North Suburban and Skyridge in the Denver area. He also travels to Ogallala and Sidney, Nebraska to see patients. Furthermore, he has an office in Vail, Colorado and a clinic in Leadville Colorado.
Dr. Prager is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association and Society Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
Dr. Prager is married (His wife is a nurse at PSL) with 3 sons (One working for PWC, one is an assistant DA in Colorado Springs and one is a classic pianist) all located in Colorado. He enjoys playing golf and belongs to Albuquerque Country Club. He carries a handicap of 12. He also enjoys playing the piano.
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The HCA Healthcare Continental Division designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™HCA Healthcare Continental Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
HCA Healthcare Continental Division designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance
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