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CARe SIG Event - March 1: The ABCs of EKGs: Basic Cardiac Rhythm Recognition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner
St. Joseph's Hospital
1375 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
Thursday, March 01, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM MST
Category: SIG Events

CARe SIG Event - March 1: The ABCs of EKGs: Basic Cardiac Rhythm Recognition for the Physical Therapy Practitioner

When: Thursday, March 1, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: Stern Elder Room, St Joseph Hospital, Denver CO 

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Cost: APTA CO Members $10; Non-Members $20; Student Members $5

Description: In the acute care setting, many patients are connected to devices and monitors that can provide valuable information about the patient’s readiness to participate in skilled intervention and their tolerance to activity during a session. Understanding basic electrophysiological principles and single-lead electrocardiography (ECG) will contribute to the physical therapy practitioner’s ability to initiate and adjust plan of care and intervention in real-time based on patient response.  The purpose of this talk is to review normal conduction and heart function, and describe normal and frequently seen abnormal cardiac rhythms and their causes. 


1) Understand the link between ECG waveform and heart function

2) Recognize benign and potentially life threatening rhythms

3) Understand potential causes of arrhythmias

4) Utilize information on monitors and telemetry for clinical decision-making and intervention

Speaker: Jessica Taylor, PT, DPT, CCS is an inpatient physical therapist at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver and an Assessment Content Analyst facilitating the development and maintenance of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and related assessments at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Additionally, she serves as a clinical instructor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine Physical Therapy Program. Jessica received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2008 and became a Board-Certified Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2015. She has practiced inpatient/acute care physical therapy at hospitals in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Denver. Her primary interests in patient care relate to physical therapy for patients who have cardiopulmonary conditions and early mobility for patients who are critically ill.

​0.75 Hrs of level 2 continued competency

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