• Fact Sheet
  • October 27, 2021

Arrhythmia Recognition: Just the Basics for the Pediatric Clinician PLS Course Detail


This course provides a very basic introduction to arrhythmia recognition, focusing simply on the bedside clinician's ability to recognize normal versus abnormal rhythms in the pediatric population and to initiate appropriate interventions when needed. Additionally, ST segment elevation recognition and its significance (e.g., STEMI) is discussed.  

Key Features

  • Differentiates normal vs. abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Covers components of an ECG rhythm such as P Wave, PR Interval, ST Segment, and T Wave. 
  • Animated ECG components for better understanding.

Learner Outcome Statement
Upon course completion, participants should be able to: Differentiate normal versus abnormal heart rhythms in the pediatric population and intervene appropriately when an abnormal rhythm occurs.


  • Recognize a normal vs. abnormal heart rhythm.
  • Intervene as needed when an abnormal heart rhythm is recognized, according to current standards of practice.
  • Recognize ST elevation on 12-lead ECG and when it is an immediate emergency.
  • Recognize ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and implement immediate interventions.

Quick Facts

  • Course scheduled for release Dec. 1, 2021
  • 1.25 CNE contact hours available


NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.