Presentation Description:

Is this wide beat rhythm ventricular tachycardia or SVT with aberrancy?  Without the proper information and resources, this can be a difficult question to answer.  This session will introduce participants to the information needed to differentiate between these two types of rhythms.  A useful pocket guide will be provided to help participants work through ECG strips during the presentation which can also be used in their clinical practice.

Type of Session:  Breakout session

Intended Audience:  ALS providers, or BLS with basic ECG interpretation knowledge

Presentation Method:

– Lecture/Discussion
– Interactive ECG exercises

Presentation Length:  60 – 90 minutes

NCCP Category:  Local or Individual

Presentation Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between the electrophysiology of ventricular tachycardia and SVT with aberrancy.
  • Participants will be able to identify the different treatment modalities for ventricular tachycardia and SVT with aberrancy.
  • Given an ECG tracing, participants will be able to differentiate between ventricular tachycardia and SVT with aberrancy.
  • Participants will be able to describe why this information is relevant to their clinical practice.

What makes me qualified to present this topic?

  • Lead Instructor for one of the largest accredited paramedic programs in the Rocky Mountain Region. Have refined and cultivated this presentation by teaching this subject within our curriculum to over 70 paramedic candidates annually.
  • This topic is a difficult concept for some EMS providers to understand and related back to their clinical practice. In part, this presentation has been created to help participants understand why it is important to clinically differentiate between SVT with aberrancy and V-Tach.
  • Participants will be introduced to modified Wellen’s criteria while working through actual ECGs to differentiate between the two conditions.
  • Also developed a job aid that participants will use during the presentation and can also be utilized in their clinical practice.