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VIN SAIM208-1022: ECG Interpretation and Management of Common Arrhythmias

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenters: Robert Sanders, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Tamilselvam Gunasekaran, BVSc & AH, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Course Open: October 26-November 19, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Wednesdays, November 2 and 9, 2022; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4
RACE Category: 4 hours Medical

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2022)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

Course Information:
Arrhythmias are scary! Most of us are uncomfortable at the sight of arrhythmias due to the high-risk potential for dangerous outcomes. Most of the traditional teachings on ECG diagnosis and arrhythmias are so dense and complicated that we often get lost and forget what is important for clinical arrhythmia diagnosis and management. In this two-module course, we will get to the nitty gritty of ECG production and interpretation without getting too technical on unimportant things. We will also learn basic skills necessary to diagnose common arrhythmias and get comfortable with the antiarrhythmic drug arsenal. This course would be great for a beginner or someone with basic arrhythmia management skills but who wants to refine their practical knowledge of arrhythmia management.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand and develop basic skills in the interpretation of ECG.
  • diagnose tachy and bradyarrhythmia including differentiation of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • provide treatment of common arrhythmias in the general practice setting.

Level and Prerequisites: This intermediate VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians interested in ECGs and arrhythmias.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-939566)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 2, 2022): Basic ECG interpretation
This webinar session will cover the basics of ECG creation and interpretation.

Week 2 (Real Time Session November 9, 2022): Treatment For The Most Common Arrhythmias
This webinar session will cover details on the management of common arrhythmias.

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

Enrollment is closed.  

Tuition: Member $92 ($83 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2022)
Non-Member $169 ($152 early bird special if enrolled by October 12, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 2, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357