AV dissociation & Escape Rhythms

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

AV dissociations are one of the cardiovascular conditions in which the atria and ventricles activate independently of each other. The normal activation that is the activation of sinus node followed by the atria, AV node, and then the His-Purkinje system causing ventricular activation is no longer observed in this condition. read more »»

Different mechanisms and etiology exist for this condition and can be either complete or incomplete, continuous, or intermittent, structural, or functional. Diagnosing this condition is difficult and complicated when a patient is rushed to a hospital in an emergency. Prompt diagnosis helps in easy and early management. Knowledge of the various mechanisms of AV dissociations, degrees of AV block is essential for health care professionals to manage these conditions.

Dr. Jerry Jones, who is currently the CEO of Medicus of Houston, a continuing medical education company, and its chief instructor in advanced electrocardiography had designed and structured this course to explain in detail about AV dissociation conditions, how to recognize them, causes for AV dissociation, etc. This course can be an excellent way to improve the knowledge of AV dissociations for health care professionals, and budding medicos.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An Overview of

  • Why defining the different grades of AV block has been so confusing
  • Why 1st degree AV block is not always benign
  • Familiarity with the FOUR types of 2nd degree AV block (and you thought there were just Two !)
  • How to differentiate between AV dissociation and 3rd degree AV block
  • Why the Degree of AV block is not what makes it so dangerous at times


Dr. Jerry W. Jones

CEO and Principal Instructor
Board-certified emergency physician, author, speaker, instructor, and internationally-recognized expert in electrocardiography.


Medicus of Houston was established by Jerry W. Jones, MD FACEP FAAEM – a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine who has practiced internal medicine and emergency medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After a residency in internal medicine, he became one of the first full-time emergency physicians – even before emergency medicine residencies and board certification.

Dr. Jones has been on the teaching faculties of the University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a published author who has also been featured in the New York Times and the Annals of Emergency Medicine for his work in the developing field of telemedicine. In addition, Dr. Jones is also a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a member of the European Society of Emergency Medicine.

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