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This activity is hosted on the site of our educational partner

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

You will be connecting to our educational partner, which controls its own content, practices, and other policies.

12-Lead ECG Course (30 hrs Cat I CME/CE)

12-Lead ECG Course (30 hrs Cat I CME/CE)

This course is available for purchase individually or as part of a package of courses:
Save when you purchase this 3-course bundle of the 12-Lead ECG Course, Animated Rhythms Course, and the 50 Online ECG Case Studies course. Receive a comprehensive ECG review, cover all 26 rhythm patterns, and cover 50 12-Lead ECG tracings with clinical discussions and quizzes. Learn more and view all courses included in this package.



Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 hours


July 30, 2018


August 1, 2020

Certification Information

Copyright/Release Date
Prairie/HSHS CME and Prairie Education and Research Cooperative have received permission from the faculty to use the following material within the CME activity, on the Internet.

Original Release Date: July 30, 2018

Most Recent Review of Material: July 23, 2019

Termination Date for CME credits: August 1, 2020

Maximum Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
30.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Expiration Date: 8/1/2020

CE for Nurses
30.00 / CE for Nurses
Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Educational Partner

This course was developed by Dr. Stanley of, LLC.

Accredited Providers

This activity is jointly provided by Prairie/HSHS CME and Prairie Education and Research Cooperative; nursing credits approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider Number WV2006-0505).

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other clinicians in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine/urgent care, cardiology, and other specialties who are interested in improving their ECG and rhythm interpretation skills.

Program Description

The 12-Lead ECG Course’s only prerequisite is a fundamental knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart. The goal is to teach the learner to analyze, not memorize. This comprehensive ECG course covers the normal pattern, STEMI, nonSTEMI, Bundle Branch Blocks, LAFB, LVH, and WPW and ultimately how to analyze changes associated with acute MI/ischemia.

This is a step-by-step, self-paced course that is a hybrid of online material and written material. The 12-lead ECG Course is designed to be taken at the convenience of the learner's schedule as a home-study, self-study course. When your schedule requires a break, an online bookmark will bring you back to your last page. At this point, you can continue or you are allowed to review the material previously covered. You cannot skip any material but must cover each new Module in sequence.

Each registration includes a suggested syllabus to assist in completion of the course. There are 10 Modules in this course. Homework Sets and Quizzes are scattered throughout the course. The questions are multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and matching and are immediately graded online. The learner must pass with a minimum 80% score or review and retest. A score of 80% is required to proceed to the next module. The learner may review all previous material as much as he/she wishes but will not be allowed to skip ahead.

Topics Covered

Click here to view a detailed outline of all topics covered in this course.

Click here for a detailed course outline and samples.

What's Included

All of the following online and print materials/course components are included with your purchase:

  • Learner Assignment: Assigned reading from the textbook and workbook (offline; see "Written Materials" below for more details).
  • Diagrams and 12-Lead Tracings: A series of diagrams and tracings with special comments regarding the topic. The Tracings will represent examples of all the classic patterns you will encounter in your practice of medicine. They are carefully labeled to show the salient features of each pattern.
  • Homework Sets: Graded online with immediate feedback.
  • 15 Practice Tracing Sets of 5 each (total of 75 Tracings) multiple choice matching
  • 7 homework sets consisting of a total of 80 fill-in-the blank or true/false questions with interactive answers
  • Quizzes: Graded online with immediate feedback. 3 quizzes consisting of a total of 30 samples of tracings with interactive answers.
  • Final Exam: The Final Exam of 100 questions, in a similar format to all previous quizzes, is graded online for immediate feedback. The final can be taken up to three times to achieve a minimum passing score of 80%.
  • CME/CE Certificate: Upon completion, a certificate will be available to the learner to download and print for presentation to his/her medical board, hospital or organization for CME or CE credit.

Written Materials Supplied with 12-Lead Course

  • Textbook – 128 page text in full color: A refinement of Dr. Stanley’s lecture notes from years of teaching this subject.
  • Workbook – 145 page supplement to the Textbook: It includes 9 practice worksheets and a 19 page interim workshop exam. Particularly beneficial to the independent learner.
  • Tracing Manual: Over 200 tracings pulled from Dr. Stanley’s 30+ years of emergency practice. (There is a separate manual for EMS)
  • Heart Rule – 2″ x 10″ laminated guide to carry for quick reference and measurements: A handy reminder to keep in your pocket for ready reference and measurements.


When you register for this online course, all written materials will be mailed to you with a username and password. Material will be received within 5-7 business days of registering at, and a confirmation email with tracking will be sent once your order has shipped. The shipping fee is included in the cost of the registration fee.

**Please note that for orders, including those to Canada, there may be a brokerage COD fee due on delivery. This fee is not covered by and will not be refunded to the customer should it be incurred.

Please note that shipping times may not apply to orders from Alaska, Hawaii or Canadian orders which may take longer to process and ship. Weekends and holidays are not included in this shipping time frame. At this time, does not provide any international shipping/order processing except to Canada.


There is a 30-day money back guarantee (minus a $25.00 restocking fee) for the 12-lead ECG Interpretation Course. Priority and Express mail fees cannot be refunded. Returns must meet the following conditions:

  • Materials must be in new condition with no marks, pen, pencil, spills, tears, bends or any signs of use
  • The online portion of the course has not been more than 25% completed
You may return UNUSED MATERIALS to:, 36 Augustus Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840. There is a Restocking fee for the return equal to the original shipping. Once the materials have been received and have been shown to be in excellent and new condition, the refund will be issued back to the card used for original purchase. Materials which are in used condition with any of the above issues (marks, pen, pencil, spills, tears, bends and any signs of use) will not be accepted for return. Any such items will be returned to the customer and the refund will be reduced by the retail cost of the used item. Checks will be issued for check/money order purchase and only to the individual or corporation making the original purchase. Please allow 3-4 weeks for the entire refund to take place – from initial shipping from the customer to credit back to the customer’s card. It is strongly advised that delivery confirmation be purchased at the time of return to allow tracking of your materials. We cannot refund an order which has not been received back into the warehouse.


This course is hosted on the site of our educational partner at After you purchase, you will receive an email from myCME within 24 to 48 hours of purchase with instructions on how to access your purchase. You will be required to create an account on the website and to input a unique access code we will send you.

If you do not receive an email with your access code, please be sure to check your spam folder or send us an email at

If you have any technical difficulties with the course or questions regarding your certificate, please contact 404-849-2773 during regular hours (Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM EST) or email ECG Course using the contact form here during weekends and after hours.
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