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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.

Animated Rhythms Course (6 hrs Cat I CME/CE)

Animated Rhythms Course (6 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

6 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
6.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Expiration Date: 8/1/2020

CE for Nurses
6.00 / 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

This online Animated Rhythms Course covers all of the common ECG rhythms you will encounter in your practice. All 26 rhythm patterns are presented with animation to correlate the electrical path through the heart to the tracing on the rhythm strip. Each rhythm will be studied with the goal of understanding the origin of the pattern and recognizing the bottom-line criteria of each example strip given in the FIELD GUIDE. The order of the rhythm strips has been carefully arranged to strengthen your street-smart view of rhythms. The rhythms have been grouped according to their importance and have been labeled as “absolutely must know” and the less important as “nice to know.”

This online course is presented in 3 Modules of 26 rhythms total. Each rhythm is presented with animations to help the learner understand the origins of the tracing. A quiz follows each module. A score of 75% is required to continue to the next module. If necessary, the learner can review and retest. A fourth module contains the Comprehensive Final Exam. No new material can be skipped. Upon passing of the final exam, the learner will download a certificate of completion.

The user-friendly format includes an online “bookmark” which allows the learner to move through the course at their own pace and convenience. Ideal for preparation for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, board review, or recertification.

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:

There are 6 Homework Practice Sets consisting of 5 rhythm strips each. These exercises are designed to enhance your knowledge of the material covered to that point. Each Homework Set is presented in a multiple choice matching format (answer choices supplied in the Rhythms Manual) and is immediately graded online.

In preparation for the Final Exam, you will next be presented with a comprehensive review set of 50 fill-in-the-blank questions and 75 rhythm strips with matching format answers, also immediately graded online.

Written Materials Supplied with Animated Rhythms Course

  • Field Guide: The Field Guide contains a summary discussion of all the rhythms covered in this online course. Also contains a Quick Summary Review of the criteria of recognition and a classic example strip of each rhythm. The resized manual features 26 of the most common ECG rhythms you will encounter in your practice of medicine. It contains a brief discussion of each rhythm, example strip, and a Quick Summary Review of its recognition guideline. Also contains those most commonly encountered 12-Lead tracing patterns with their criteria of recognition. Contains 142 Pages.
  • Rhythms Manual: This manual contains the rhythms answer choices given for the Practice Homework Tracings SETS #1-6. Each SET contains 5 rhythm strips and are supplied as matching choices for the practice exercises online. Each rhythm strip is carefully chosen and reproduced with minimum artifact, as a classic representative rhythm from Dr. Stanley’s clinical experience.
  • Stanley’s laminated RHYTHMS RULE: This laminated RHYTHMS RULE contains a listing and brief description of the common rhythms you will encounter in your practice of medicine. Contains a quick summary review and example strip of all common rhythms you will encounter in your practice of medicine.


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 45-day money back guarantee (minus a $20.00 restocking fee) for the Animated Rhythms 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 $7.50 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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