2024 Chest Pain Competency-Based Certification

Course Description:

This course educates and evaluates core competency of the understanding of chest pain, acute coronary syndromes, assessment and treatment of patients experiencing chest pain. Improve the response of the management of chest pain.

  • 2.0 continuing education contact hours
  • 50 questions
  • 85% score for successful course completion
  • Score available immediately upon completion
  • Confidential. Retake if needed at no additional cost
  • Print Certificate with successful completion
  • Training record database available 24/7/365

Course Goals and Objectives:

  • Improve public safety through education
  • Improve standard of care for patients experiencing chest pain or acute coronary syndrome
  • Provide clear understanding of basic chest pain core competency in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines 

Course Topics and Content:

  • Assessment of chest pain
  • Pharmacology and first line medications for treatment of chest pain
  • Identification of the role chest pain centers have in the management of acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiac catherization
  • Basic identification of myocardial ischemia and injury patterns
  • Recognition of life-threatening conditions associated with acute coronary syndromes (ACS)
  • Automated internal cardiac defibrillator (AICD)
  • Defibrillation
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Witnessed cardiac arrest
  • Troponin
  • D-dimer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Oxygen therapy in ACS
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Morphine
  • Aspirin
  • Beta blockers
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Systematic targeted assessment of chest pain
  • Identification of aortic dissection 
  • Inferior myocardial injury
  • Anterior-lateral myocardial injury
  • Myocardial ischemia and injury recognition
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Pulseless electrical activity (PEA)
  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Junctional rhythm
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Adenosine
  • Dopamine
  • Amiodarone
  • Digoxin and digoxin toxicity

Video demonstrations include the following:

  • Demonstration of emergency cardioversion
  • ACLS review and demonstration of cardioversion / defibrillation
  • ACLS review of transcutaneous pacing
  • Pre-hospital witnessed cardiac arrest, defibrillation, stabilization and transfer
  • Demonstration of adenosine for conversion of SVT
  • Demonstration of use of Automated External Defiibillators (AEDs)

Course Completion includes the following:

Certificate of Course Completion (available online for download immediately after successful course completion)

Registration Fee: $32.50

To register, click the link below.