The Jefferson ECG Course: Mastering the Basics

October 23, 2020


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Electrocardiograms are frequent initial tests performed on patients, and front-line providers often must make clinical decisions. This skills and performance improving course is designed to help providers understand ECGs to recognize what is normal and was abnormal.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities, and ischemia/infarction. Understanding basic ECG interpretation will help avoid mistakes and provide improved patient care.

This course is designed for all physicians, nurse practitioners,  nurses, and physician assistants.



  1. Translate the basic waves on ECG.
  2. Analyze pathologically slow heart rhythms including heart block.
  3. Identify how to diagnose an acute heart attack on ECG.
  4. Evaluate arrhythmias from the upper chambers of the heart (e.g. supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome).
  5. Evaluate arrhythmias from the lower chambers of the heart (Ventricular tachycardia).
  6. Assess ECG patterns from high risk syndromes (e.g.  Long QT syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).

PA patient safety and nursing pharmacology credits are offered.


  1. Participants who register for the program have been sent a zoom login email.
  2. Participants must 'register' through zoom to access the program (via the zoom platform).
  3. The zoom link will be active 1 hour before the start of the program.
  4. Please click here to send an email if you encounter any problems accessing the program.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be completed no later than Monday, December 7, 2020. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.


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Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Family Medicine
Course Format: 
Live Webinar
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.50 CNE
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/23/2020 - 12:35pm

Preliminary Program Agenda & Learning Objectives

For more course information, please view the preliminary program agenda .


image This CE activity is a live virtual meeting. Instructions for accessing the course will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the activity.




  1. Participants who register for the program will be sent an email with instructions for accessing the zoom webinar.

  2. Using the link provided in the email, participants must 'register' through zoom to access the program (via the zoom platform).

  3. The zoom link will be active 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

  4. Please click here to send an email if you encounter any problems accessing the program.

Daniel Frisch, MD

Activity Director 

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Frisch graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a degree in Chemistry and in Comparative Religions.  He was awarded his MD degree from New York University in 2000.  He completed his residency, internship and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (EP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He joined the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 2007.   He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and his clinical and research interests are in management of atrial arrhythmias and the use of remote electrocardiography.

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, authors, presenters, and content reviewers are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined commercial interest entities within the past 12 months. Any conflict of interests have been resolved prior to this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.  Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Planning Committee

The following members of the planning committee do not have any conflicts of interest to disclose.

Daniel Frisch, MD-Activity Director
Behzad Pavri, MD
Reginald Ho, MD
Rosemarie Hesser, RN
Kathryn Kirk, NP

The following planning committee member has a disclosure of relevant relationships:
Arnold Greenspon, MD

  • Boston Scientific: Grant/Research support and Speaker
  • Medtronic: Grant/Research support and Consultant
  • St. Jude Medical: Grant/Research support and Speaker support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity awards 3.50 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 Attendance
  • 3.50 CNE


Please login or register to take this course.


Profession/ AffiliationRegistration Fee
Jefferson physician, nurse, other healthcare professionals $25
Non-Jefferson physician, nurse, health professional $50




  • Pre-registration ends Wednesday, October 21,2020.. Onsite registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be granted after Friday,October 16,2020 . See full refund policy

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