Nursing Education and Professional Development

Basic Arrhythmia Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation (BACRI) Class

Basic Arrhythmia Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation (BACRI) class is a non-consecutive two-day course designed to prepare nurses and other select staff of VUH to recognize cardiac arrhythmias.  Basic electrophysiology concepts are reviewed, and specific complexes, waves, and intervals are detailed.  Sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular arrhythmias and blocks are discussed.  Hemodynamic effects and treatments also are presented.

Registrants must attend both days of the class.


Target Audience Targeted for Vanderbilt University Hospital staff who care for patients on cardiac monitors; mandatory programming (exception: new employees can attempt to “test out” once; if unsuccessful in “test out” attempt, BACRI class is mandatory).

VUMC Staff
   VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff 
  Non-VUMC Staff
Prerequisite Click to preview BACRI Course Manual online* (download and print options available after accessing).
* = VUMC Staff only (login required)

Please bring calipers to class;  BACRI Course Manual will be handed out first day of class.

Calipers available for purchase at class
(cash or check only)

Date(s) Dates listed in LMS*
Time(s) 8:00am - 12:00pm both days
Location(s) Locations vary (check LMS*)
Registration LMS registration*
Contact Hour(s) No Contact Hours offered
Certification N/A
Cost No cost for VUMC Staff

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Questions? Contact Us Amanda Cupples, Program Coordinator
Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/936-5237 or amanda.c.cupples@vanderbilt.edu


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