Basic ECG Workshop for Healthcare Providers: Yellow Belt

Basic ECG Workshop for Healthcare Providers: Yellow Belt

ECG Mastery: Yellow Belt

This easy-to-understand and no-nonsense course teaches all the ECG basics you need to follow a case discussion and learn the ECG on the job. Plus, you learn how to diagnose important structural heart problems like myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, and volume overload. Recommended for anyone wanting to improve or refresh their ECG analysis skills.

15 Lessons (2h 22m)



Anatomy of Heart



Physiology Of Heart



The ECG curve

This basic module breaks down the components of the ECG tracing so you can understand more advanced concepts of electrocardiography. The ABCs of ECGs.

  • At the blink of an eye—deconstructing the ECG curve

10m 32s

  • The ECG curve quiz




In this level you learn how to measure intervals and amplitudes on the ECG. No need to carry a ruler with you! Counting and some simple math is all you need.

  • Interval and amplitude measurements

5m 35s

  • Measurements quiz



Interpretation of durations

In this module, you learn what it means when intervals and amplitudes are off. There are only a few concepts you need to understand.

  • When the timing is off—keys of duration interpretation

6m 50s

  • Durations quiz



The precordial leads

This level introduces you to the precordial leads and which areas of the heart they depict. It will pay off later to drill down into these important basics now!

  • The precordial leads—what nobody ever tells you

14m 36s

  • The precordial leads quiz



The precordial leads advanced

Here you learn several important pearls and pitfalls regarding the precordial leads. We also introduce you to the nuts and bolts of bundle branch block.

  • The precordial leads—getting 100% confidence

8m 00s

  • The precordial leads advanced quiz



Ventricular hypertrophy

The assessment of ventricular hypertrophy can seem complicated. After attending this module, you will be able to diagnose right and left ventricular hypertrophy like a pro.

  • Ventricular hypertrophy—what you really need to know

8m 36s

  • Ventricular hypertrophy quiz



ST depression and T negativity

In this level, you get an easy-to-understand introduction to ST depression and T negativity. This module is so essential, even savvy ECGologists will find it useful!

  • ST depression and T negativity—a simple approach

6m 59s

  • ST depression and T negativity quiz



Introduction to myocardial infarction

Whatever your field of expertise might be, this module on diagnosing myocardial infarction is one you absolutely, positively don’t want to miss.

  • What everybody ought to know about myocardial infarction

14m 58s

  • Introduction to myocardial infarction quiz
  • Myocardial infarction bonus



Inferior wall myocardial infarction

Recognizing inferior wall myocardial infarction can be tricky. Here you learn what it takes to become great at it. Also, you’ll meet our cookbook: a step-by-step approach to evaluating any ECG.

  • Inferior wall myocardial infarction—pearls and pitfalls

10m 02s

  • Inferior wall myocardial infarction quiz



Mastering the ST segment

This module will turn you into an expert at evaluating the ST segment and ST elevation myocardial infarction. Becoming intimate with the ST segment will help you save lives!

  • Mastering the ST segment

14m 43s

  • Mastering the ST segment quiz



Cardiac axis, atrial hypertrophy, and low voltage

The evaluation of the cardiac axis is easier than it seems. But let’s be honest, the cardiac axis is not very useful in most cases. We’ll teach you when knowledge of the axis really makes a difference. Furthermore we’ll teach you how to diagnose atrial hypertrophy and atrial enlargement on the ECG...some underrated skills that can come in handy in certain situations.

  • The shocking truth about the cardiac axis

15m 20s

  • What every clinician should know about atrial hypertrophy and low voltage

7m 52s

  • Cardiac axis, atrial hypertrophy, and low voltage quiz




Certain electrolyte disturbances can be suspected just by looking at the ECG. In this module, we’ll teach you what to look for.

  • A short story about electrolytes

9m 06s

  • Electrolytes quiz



Normal sinus rhythm

Up until this point, rhythmology has not been touched upon in the Yellow Belt. In this module, we’ll teach you the criteria of normal sinus rhythm.

  • Rhythm 101—the normal rhythm

4m 20s

  • Normal sinus rhythm quiz



Application of Leads