Course Description:

This online course qualifies for .5 hours of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate upon completion.

Dental anxiety or a cardiac event? Learn cardiac rhythm recognition in this valuable course presented by DOCS Education and Jim Bovia, EMT-P, also the instructor for DOCS’ Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.

Pain, fear, and anxiety can all affect cardiac rhythm. Jim Bovia will discuss the electrical system of the heart and how to identify a normal rhythm plus different irregular heart rates that could indicate a cardiac event. You will learn how to read a heart rhythm monitor, recognize the signs of a serious cardiac event, and identify the underlying causes of irregular heart rates. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the electrical system of the heart.
    • Sinus rhythm
    • QRS complex
    • P-R interval
    • SA node
    • AV node
    • T waves
    • P waves
  • Learn cardiac rhythm identification.
  • Review irregular heart rate.
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Super ventricular tachycardia
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Pulseless electrical activity
    • Atrial flutter
  • Learn to read heart rhythm on a monitor or print-out.


Buy this course today and access it for one full year.

All sales are final.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn .5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

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DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



Jim Bovia, EMT

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