Should You be Doing ECGs with Your Sports Physicals?


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0 is pharmacology content.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in U.S. athletes younger than 30 years. 
  • Discuss the current standard of care for a pre-participation physical evaluation as it relates to cardiac screening.
  • Identify red flags in a patient’s history and physical exam that places the athlete at risk for sudden cardiac death and requires further cardiac evaluation.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of making ECGs a routine part of pre-participation cardiac screening.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Mary Jean Ohns, DNP, RN, CPNP, CCRN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio



Dr. Ohns  has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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