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  Southern Technical Aquatic Resource & Rescue


ECG & PHARMACOLOGY is the ONLY course of its kind from the American Heart Association focusing soley on this critical knowledge. It is a classroom course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies. Student can/may use this classroom-based course as preparation for the ACLS course.

AUDIENCE: This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, including:

Emergency Response

Emergency Medicine

Intensive Care

Critical Care




     Others who requrie this specialized knowledge for their job


Basic electrophysiology

Normal ECG measurements

Basic arrhythmias

Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

COURSE FORMAT: This course is classroom-based, facilitator-led that includes two modules: ECG and PHARMACOLOGY. Each course may be offered together or separately. 

         ECG is approximately 3.5 hours

         Pharmacology is approximately 2.75 hours

         Combined the estimated course is 6.25 hours


Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge

Flexible instructional format with two units; ECG and PHARMACOLOGY that are either taught together or separately
50-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during, and after the course.

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive a certification of completion valid for two years. This course does not offer an AHA course completion card. Students should renew the course every two years.