Below are links to my books, materials and multimedia presentations using various Podcast, Webcast and Screencasting tools. They are intended for continuing professional development (CPD) for paramedic students, working paramedics*, other health care professionals or anyone who simply wants to learn. Be sure also to follow the link on the right side of the page to the Georgian College iTunes U Podcast site. This is where I post the discussions from my classes.

* I use the term “paramedic” generically to describe ambulance service personnel since all ambulance in Canada are staffed with paramedics and my hope is that there will one day be global consensus to do away with other terms like AEMCA, EMA, EMT, EMT-A, EMT-P and the dozens of other terms and short forms that are at least partially responsible for perpetuating our identity crisis as a profession.

Some of these links are from my college YouTube page (ad free) and some of them are from my Paramedic Tutor YouTube page. If you see an ad, please let it play through from time to time or click on a link that interests you. Ads are the only source of income, and it’s not much, for those of us in the free open access “meducation” EMS (#FOAMems) world. And of course, if you’re studying ECCG rhythms and 12 Lead ECGs, please consider buying one of my workbooks on Amazon. Inside the books you’ll find QR codes on most pages that link to video content.

The following are just some sample videos.

Airway Assessment and Management
Airway anatomy
Airway Assessment – ACP
Endotrachial Tube Confirmation
Nasotracheal Intubation
Tactile Intubation


Breathing Review – PCP
Oxygen Therapy – PCP
End Tidal CO2 (ETCO2)
Ventilation – PCP
Respiratory Trauma

Cardiovascular Concepts
Review of CVS Assessment – PCP
CVS Assessment part 2
CVS – acute pulmonary edema
CVS-Neuro Syncope
Paediatric CVS
Shock Review – PCP

Neuro assessment
Neuro Trauma part 1
Neuro Trauma part 2

Abd Trauma
Chest Trauma
Pelvic Trauma
Neuro Trauma
Burn Trauma
Chemical Burns
Electrical Burns

ECG Interpretation

Cardiac_Dysrhythmia__Cover_for_KindleCardiac anatomy part 1
Cardiac anatomy part 2
Cardiac anatomy part 3
Electrophysiology – cellular level
Autonomic nervous system influence on the heart
ECG waves
Action potential
Action potential of a pacemaker cell
Graph paper 
Heart rate caculation
Heart rate calculation exercises

ECG Components
P waves
P-R interval
QRS complex
T & U waves
Step by Step Approach to ECG Interpretation

ECG Rhythm Descriptions

Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR)
Sinus Arrhythmia
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
SVT/PSVT Due to AV Nodal Re-Entry
SVT/PSVT Due to Pre-Excitation Syndromes
Junctional Rhythms 
Premature Atria Complex (PAC) and PJC  and SVPB
Sinus Arrest / Sinus Pause
Sinus Exit Block
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
1st Degree AV Block
2nd Degree AV Block Type 1 (Wenckebach)
2nd Degree AV Block Type 2
3rd Degree AV Block
Aberrant Conduction
Idioventricular Rhythm
Premature Ventricular Complex (PVC)
PVCs in Various Patterns
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA)

 Part 6: ECG Exercises

If you have a copy of my book, I recommend that you review and interpret the ECGs in part 6 before viewing the following multimedia presentations.  Alternatively once the ECG comes up on the screen I recommend pausing the slide show to analyze the ECG and write down your interpretation before viewing the rest of the narrated presentation.

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Great news! You can now purchase my Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation in either paper or eBook format at Amazon

Commonly used links:
Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK

Or go to your country’s Amazon site and do  search for “Rob Theriault”.

Educators can get a copy of the instructor slides that accompany the Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation or 12-15 Lead ECG Interpretation workbooks by sending me an e-mail from your college, university or training agency e-mail address.


12-15 Lead ECG Interpretation

Multimedia presentations to accompany my 12-15 Lead ECG workbook. This book is NOW available from Amazon.

Commonly used links:

Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK


 Differential diagnosis 

 Coronary Anatomy Part 1

 Coronary Anatomy Part 2

 Coronary Anatomy Part 3

 Review of ECG Complexes

 The 12 Leads

 Lead Placement

 What the 12 Leads see

 The concept of voltage vs. time

 Step by step approach to 12 Lead Interpretation

 Signs of myocardial infarction

 The importance of clinical presentation
 Sample of an acute inferior wall MI
Sample of an acute anterior wall MI
Sample of an evolving MI

Sample of an old inferior MI
Reciprocal changes
Management principles of AMI
STEMI bypass criteria
Ventricular hypertrophy
Atrial hypertrophy
Right bundle branch block (RBBB)
Left bundle branch block (LBBB)
VT vs. SVT with aberrancy

12 Lead exercise 1     12 Lead exercise 2
12 Lead exercise 3     12 Lead exercise 4
12 Lead exercise 5     12 Lead exercise 6
12 Lead exercise 7     12 Lead exercise 8
12 Lead exercise 9     12 Lead exercise 10

Imposter 1          Imposter 2
Imposter 3



Advanced Life Support Drug Guide for Paramedics


ALS Drug Guide










In 2007 I published a book with Elsevier entitled The Canadian Paramedic: An Introduction. The chapter on medical legal for paramedics is excellent and is still current.



39 Responses to “Learning Resources”

  1. 1 RichieKay September 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

    This is really well done. Helps me a lot. Greetz from Germany.

  2. 2 Caleb Mullins October 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I found this to be very helpful! It really helped me gain an understanding of cardiology especially the section on 12 lead interpretations. Thank you for making this available to us!
    Caleb Mullins

  3. 3 andy November 20, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Excellent material Rob, the 12 lead presentations are of a really good standard, learnt a lot.
    Was listening to your med – legal itunes lessons & thought the following link might be of interest.

    Keep up the good work on the podcasts with the rest of the guys – entertaining and educational.

  4. 4 SnononabWouch November 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

    I highly enjoyed reading your article, keep on creating such interesting articles.

  5. 5 Michelle Guilbeau April 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    This information about ECG’s is the best ever. I was not taught this in my ECG class.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!



  6. 6 Michelle Guilbeau April 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm




  7. 7 Rita Pikkert June 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    This material has already been so helpful! I’ve just moved to Ontario and am preparing to sit the AEMCA but am finding it hard to get study material. This is a big help though so thank you.

  8. 8 Fosty September 25, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Hey Rob,

    Just had to say that these podcasts are fantastic. They have been helping me greatly going through the ACP course. Thanks!

  9. 9 Charles Curling March 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for great understandable presentations.
    I’m an EMT -I preparing for paramedic school (next year) and yours is the best free ECG material I’ve found after a lot of searching.
    Thanks again.

  10. 10 Rob April 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you Rob for all your help! I appreciate it.

  11. 11 Dragonlady June 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for your generosity and time in preparring and sharing all this! I’m currently trying to learn ecg interpretation on my own to have the restrictions lifted on my AB license (licensed in BC as a PCP) and I think I will be spending a lot of time looking at your presentations!! Loved your story, too, btw!

  12. 12 Dianne Logsdon June 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Great material! Please don’t remove any of it. I have learned so much.

    Thank you. Would like to get the cardiac workbooks. Where can I purchase them.


  13. 13 Medic Student October 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Very Good Rob this helped us through ECGs last year………..
    Woud you have anything that could help for PCT 3 most of us are flunking?

  14. 14 Cardiac Technologist Student December 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Great presentation, thank you for simplifying ecg interpretation.

    Cardiac Technologist Student

  15. 15 Dr Hora Ejtehadi March 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I teach anatomy and physiology to paramedic students and I found your resources valuable to the students.
    Many thanks for allowing a free access to these materials.

  16. 16 Elizaveta May 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you so much! i have found your resources presented as the effective system for learning and review. It is very valuable for the independent study.

  17. 17 Cindy August 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I have been out of critical care for about 8 months on a leave so I was just happened to be looking to brush up on my strips, and I would recommend this to every nurse, new or old. The teaching is excellent. Thanks for my review. 🙂

  18. 18 iann August 19, 2012 at 10:10 am

    A man so generous in making his education to help others free of charge is the greatest gift to fellow beings, with many far reaches beyond immediate presentations. Thank you for you study materials and presenting it in such a way that is comprehensible with out the daunting factor.

  19. 19 lew timbrook October 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Rob: I just past skills for my paramedic, I’ve been going over your Free informatiom, which is the greatest study aid I used, I credit your presentations on rhythm strips an all the other helpful info in my success! Thank you so much, outstanding educational form.


  20. 21 PC October 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Great pt. care starts with the knowledge from those willing to share. Thank you for sharing all of your work.

  21. 22 Tseng November 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you for Sharing your lectures and videos on Line, It is very generous of you to share such informative teachings in your website.
    I have learned so much here than my nursing class in the school !!!

    Thank you Rob!!!

  22. 23 Richard Laybourne October 25, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Got the results of my paramedic exams yesterday. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your knowledge (and methodology, and humour!). I’ve no doubt that your videos made the difference between “erm, just another squiggly line?” and “that’s an anterolateral MI, with reciprocal changes”. Thanks Rob. We all stand on the shoulders of giants.

  23. 24 jake brown January 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    hello is it possible to help me with some questions? and to show me how you have got the answers?

    If a patient is on a high flow of oxygen using a non rebreathing mask; how long would your full CD cylinder last for? (in minutes)

    A patient is having a life threatening allergic reaction “anaphylaxis” and the patient requires 500mcg of adrenalin! you only have 1000mcg of adrenalin in 1ml ampoule. how much should you administer in ml and mcg?

    A patient goes into cardiac arrest at 17:12 the ambulance arrives at 17:21 the crew take 6 minutes to intubate and gain IV access. The crew perform 18 minutes of ALS before the patient starts breathing again and has cardiac output. How long has the patient been in cardiac arrest?

    You have been tasked with transporting a patient from london to blackpool the journey will take five hours and the patient is on 3 litres of oxygen. How much oxygen will be used on the journey?

    thank you, i hope you can help.


    • 25 Rob Theriault January 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Jake,
      Sorry, I don’t do that sort of on-the-spot tutorials. Paramedic Tutor is the name of my company and you’ll find tons of free resources for paramedic students.

  24. 26 aggiemedic058 October 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Your lectures are top gun! What happened to the itunes U page with all the lectures. I had a fair amount of them downloaded to the iphone but the page is gone

    • 27 Rob Theriault October 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Unfortunately the original iTunes U site was taken down. My long term plan is to create hundreds of paramedic related short videos for YouTube…but I’m not sure how soon I’ll have time to start that work.

  25. 28 Julia Melnyk February 3, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Hello from northern Alberta! I am working on the development of a new paramedic program and stumbled across your resource page–wow, and thank you. We will be sure to direct our students here. I am especially interested in the Advanced Life Support Drug Guide for Paramedics as that is the course I am working on just now. Is it possible to get permission to include this resource in a learning package for students (that we do not charge for)?

    • 29 Rob Theriault February 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      HI Julia,
      Yes, by all means feel free to download the drug guide and share it will your students as it is. The only I ask is that you not use the material for other documents.

      If there are drugs your students need to know about that are not listed, please send me a message at and I will add them to the guide. The guide was intended for Ontario originally and we carry fewer drugs than some of the provinces.

      • 30 Julia Melnyk March 2, 2016 at 11:46 am

        Many, many thanks, Rob! I will share your request with our paramedic faculty and will thankfully use this resource for our students. Your site is amazing!

  26. 31 Bret November 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Rob, this continues to be my go-to for review.

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    I miss the lecture on oxygenation vs ventilation. It really simplified the oxyhemoglobin disassociation curve for me.

    Take care.

    You’re the best.

  27. 32 Laurie February 18, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Your you tube videos on rhythm interpretation were the most helpful and to-the-point resources. I passed the yearly required test for bedside RN’s with 100% accuracy. In one week I start my new position as nurse educator; I’ll be using (and promoting) your materials frequently, I’m sure. Thank you!

  28. 33 Jeff March 24, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Are the sample videos posted here just portions of videos that come with book purchase ?

  29. 35 Jeff September 9, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Your books are super simplified and amazing… The commentary videos the same. Then add your podcast. You do a great service to the Paramedic Student community for anyone looking to be the best they can be… Thank you!

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