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Clinical Application of EKG Interpretation for the Rehabilitation Therapist - March 10, 2018

Clinical Application of EKG Interpretation for the Rehabilitation Therapist - March 10, 2018

Brand: Children's Chorus of Maryland
Product Code: CCM-UMMS 031917
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University of Maryand Medical Center

Featuring Chris L. Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC

March 10, 2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by UMMC, Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Conference includes refreshments and luncheon. Registration is required to pre-order food and materials.
Proceeds to benefit Children's Chorus of Maryland.

CEUs: This course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Examiners for PT, CEU approval pending for OT, SLP.

About the course

The speaker will discuss and provide the clinician with a systematic approach to making a basic assessment of a telemetry EKG tracing. The speaker will also discuss cardiac function, common arrhythmias, and what medical factors need to be considered to determine the clinical consequence of the arrhythmia, and how to proceed with the rehabilitation treatment plan.

Behavioral objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic cardiac function and the role of the conduction system
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a basic interpretation method of common telemetry strips
  • Recognize common dysrhythmias seen in clinical practice
  • Identify common medical management approaches for dysrhythmia control
  • Recognize common signs and symptoms related to dysrhythmias
  • Integrate the knowledge of the cardiac dysrhythmia into assessment of activity tolerance

Course eligibility

All Rehabilitation Therapists including PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP.



7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:45 Normal cardiac function
8:45 - 10:00 Normal Sinus Rhythm and interpretation process
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Sinus Dysrhythmias: clinical significance
11:15 - 12:00 Atrial Dysrhythmias: 
clinical significance and medical management
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:00 Ventricular Dysrhythmias:
clinical significance and medical management
2:00 - 3:15 Heart blocks and junctional dysrhythmias: 
clinical significance and medical management
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:15 Ischemia, Pacemaker and Defibrilators
4:15 - 5:00 Case Scenario
5:00 Adjourn


Questions about the course?

Contact Chris Wells at and put EKG Course in the subject line.


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