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Classroom LearningThe AHA’s ECG & Pharmacology Course has been updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This classroom-based, Facilitator-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Features:
  • Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge
  • Flexible instructional format with two units – ECG and Pharmacology –  that be taught together or separately
  • Fifty-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during and after the course
  • Open to any Instructor to teach with no requirement to be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center
  • Instructor CD with instructor notes, lesson maps and administrative documents

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers classroom and skills sessions.

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

Course Content

  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Normal ECG measurements
  • Basic arrhythmias
  • Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

Additional Information

Facilitator Materials

90-1068 ECG & Pharmacology Instructor CD

To access additional materials needed for facilitating this course, you must register as an ECG & Pharmacology Facilitator with the AHA Instructor Network (opens new window).

Student Materials

90-1069 ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook

ECG & Pharmacology is a classroom-based, Facilitator-led course that includes two modules: ECG and Pharmacology, which may be offered together or separately.

ECG takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete; Pharmacology takes about 2.75 hours to complete. When combined, the estimated course length is 6.25 hours.

Changes: January 2014
ECG & Pharmacology Instructor CD Changes (PDF)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-249-0, AHA Product Number 90-1068]

Certificate/Continuing Education

A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of this course; this course does not offer an AHA course completion card.

Continuing Education (CE) expired for this course on December 13, 2017.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education), for 6.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0242.

By claiming CAPCE** credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records maybe be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of attending.

Frequently Asked Questions for ECG & Pharmacology (PDF)

Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary. The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.