Basic Hands-On EKG Workshop

The Basic Workshop will give learners a foundation to gain confidence reading EKG’s. We will cover the waves, the intervals, the segments, EKG Terminology Arrythmias and how to break down a 12 lead with a ten step systematic approach.

Credits: 3 contact hours; 0 are pharmacology


After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

-Identify what a normal 12-lead EKG tracing should look like. 
-Identify a 10-step system to read an EKG and basic EKG content.
-Identify some basic cardiac arrhythmias. 

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

Physicians Assistant

Central Coast Cardiology

Jennifer Carlquist PA-C works as a cardiology physician assistant with an emphasis on preventative cardiology and electrophysiology. She works a mix of inpatient and out patient medicine. She formerly worked in Primary Care and Urgent care at the beginning of her career.

She also works per diem in the Emergency Room and was one of the first Pas in the country to get her CAQ (Certificate Added Qualifications) in ER Medicine. She has been a PA for 15 years.

Previously, she worked as a 911 paramedic for 13 years starting in South Central Los Angeles where she served as a Lead Field Training Officer.

She speaks nationally on EKG's, cardiology related topics and managing difficult patient interactions. She has published articles in JAAPA on patient satisfaction and cardiology related topics.

She enjoys painting and has been featured in the local newspaper the Monterey County Weekly for her heart themed art. 


Obtain Your Credits

To earn credits for this activity, navigate to the Content(s) tab and complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation video; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile 'My Dashboard' -> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned'  for future access.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.00 contact hours, of which 0.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.



Contributing faculty, Jen Carlquist, PA-C have disclosed:

1. Name of Commercial Interest/Company: Zoll
Relationship with Commercial Interest: Speaker Pannel
Clinical Area: Wearable defibrilators
Name of Drug, Test, Device or Other Product Made by Commercial Interest: Zoll Life Vest


All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


Pre Test
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass Please complete this pre-test prior to watching the presentation video - Simply click the 'Take Quiz' button. This pre-test is a non-graded assessment tool we use to establish a baseline and determine a participant's pre-existing knowledge.
Presentation Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video. EKG Introduction
Course Evaluation
8 Questions
Post Test
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass Pass this 3 question post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher.
3.00 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available
3.00 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available You can now view/print a copy of your certificate of completion by clicking the button to the right. This online certificate will also be saved within your 'My Dashboard' --> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned' for future access.