The Why Behind the EKG

Des Moines, IA US
October 26, 2018



This course is open to DMU DO'21 and PA'20 students.  Registration is not necessary. 


  • Critically analyze an EKG including rhythm and underlying pathologies.
  • Discuss the why behind an EKG strip including location of concern and triage.
  • Determine the best treatment protocol for each particular strip.


Troy Ruffin, DO'21, EMT-PS
13-year Veteran Paramedic

Austin Trent, DO'21
6-year Veteran paramedic 

Support Staff

Danielle Frankova, MD, PhD, FACP
Assistant Professor, Family and Internal Medicine, Des Moines University

Alecia M. Gardner, MEd, MAT
Educational and Accommodations Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, Des Moines University

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/26/2018 - 5:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2018 - 7:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC Auditorium
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Available Credit

  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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