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An In-Depth and Intensive ECG Workshop with Amal Mattu, MD

Take Your Ability to Interpret ECGs to a New Level While You Study in the Comfort of Your Home

Did You Know?

  • Software Read ECGs Are Often Dangerously Wrong
  • About 10% of ED Patients Receive an ECG
  • 1-2% of AMI Patients Are Inappropriately Discharged

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Recognize the Subtle ECG Signs of Impending Infarctions
  • Find Out Which Drugs Should Never Be Used to Treat WPW
  • Be Able to Search Out the Findings of Arrhythmic Syncope
  • Pick Up the Elusive ECG Clues for Myocarditis
  • And so much more…

Watch a sample lecture from the ECG Workshop

ECG Workshop Topics

Electrocardiography of Cardiac Ischemia

Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns

(3-Hour Session)

  • Normal ECG
  • Normal Variants
  • Benign Early Repolarization
  • Normal Pacemaker
  • Kyperkalemia Nuances
  • What is the Hx and PE?
  • ST-T Wave Abnormalities
  • AMIs – All Kinds
  • BBBs – Some Dangerous
  • 2017 ESC STEMI Guidelines
  • STEMI or Acute Pericarditis?
  • Real Emergency Department Case Examples

Through a series of multiple case-presentations, Dr. Mattu will teach participants the recognition of cardiac ischemia, as well as common mimics and confounders. He will also teach some of the common pitfalls that can lead to disastrous outcomes. Whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned clinician, you are going to learn new and useful information that will truly make a difference in patient care and will save lives!

Dysrhythmias to Die For!

Diagnosis and Management of Tough Dysrhythmias

(2-Hour Session)

  • Normal Conduction
  • Bradycardias and AV Blocks
  • Atrioventricular Blocks
  • Tachycardias
  • Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm (AIVR)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • ECG Findings in Hyperkalemia
  • Atrial Flutter Misdiagnosis
  • WPW Syndrome in Detail
  • Real Emergency Department Case Examples

The ability to diagnose and treat dysrhythmias is an essential emergency medicine skill. In many cases, incorrect diagnosis can lead to deadly delays in treatment or treatment with medications that produce hemodynamic collapse. These presentations are designed to advance the skills of even experienced practitioners through the use of real ED cases, and emphasis will be placed on pearls and pitfalls in ECG diagnosis.

Watch or Listen Instantly and Earn Up to 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Meet Your Instructor

Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Professor and Vice Chair; Director, Emergency Cardiology Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Amal Mattu has had a passion for teaching and writing about emergency cardiology since he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, including eight focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography. He lectures nationally and internationally on emergency cardiology topics and has helped to create conferences focused on this area. He has received more than 20 teaching awards, largely for his work in emergency cardiology. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Photo of the instructor, Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

ECG Workshop
Self-Study CME Accreditation

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as AOA Category 2 credit.

Both PA and NP organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ as approved CME.

Target Audience

The ECG Workshop is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and advanced practice professionals that provide care to patients with acute cardiovascular problems.

Learning Objectives

Electrocardiography of Cardiac Ischemia (Classic, Confusing, and Confounding Patterns)

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify subtle ECG findings in the ACS patient that predict an increased risk of morbidity and mortality
  • Distinguish between some common mimics of ACS vs findings of true ACS on the ECG
  • Identify findings in bundle branch block that help in diagnosis of ACS

Dysrhythmias to Die For! (Diagnosis and Management of Tough Dysrhythmias)

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a simple series of steps to make the diagnosis of tachydysrhythmias
  • Distinguish between the various types of bradydysrhythmias and AV blocks
  • Describe the treatment protocols for stable and unstable dysrhythmias