Basic Arrhythmia Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation (BACRI) Testing

The Basic Arrhythmia Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation (BACRI) Test is given as a follow-up to the BACRI Class.

However, staff can attempt to test out of the class once; if unsuccessful in the test out attempt, the BACRI class is mandatory.

 If you are interested in testing out of the BACRI class, please discuss this with your unit based educator for further instructions. 

NOTE: BACRI test should be taken within 30 days following completion of two-day BACRI Class.

Registration required for test date(s).

Target Audience Targeted for Vanderbilt University Hospital staff who work in areas where patients undergo cardiac monitoring as part of routine patient care. 

VUMC Staff
VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff
Prerequisite Must complete 2 day BACRI Class to sign-up for testing.

Review BACRI Course Manual received during class.

Please bring BACRI Course Manual and calipers to test; calipers available for $10.00 at test site (cash, check).
The BACRI course and testing is not being offered to non VUMC staff at this time.

Additional helfpful information:
- LMS Self-Paced Review Modules (search for videos in the Learning Exchange by name):
1) Reading an EKG*
2) Sinus Dysrhythmias*
3) Atrial and Junctional Dysrhythmias and
Heart Block*
4) Ventricular Dysrhythmias and Patient
Date(s) Dates listed in LMS*
Time(s) Times vary; listed in LMS*
(allow 60 minutes for testing)
Location(s) Nursing Education and
Professional Development

3401 West End, Suite 790 - Room C
Accessible via Purple Shuttle Route
Registration LMS registration*
Do not register for more than
one session per day.
Contact Hour(s) No Contact Hours offered
Certification Email confirmation with minimum
score of 85%
Cost No cost 

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Questions? Contact Us Linda Partridge, Program Coordinator
Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/322-2366 or