This course provides a comprehensive guide to ECG (electrocardiogram) interpretation. It is suitable for all healthcare professionals.
All learners will receive a CPD certificate.
- Target audience: cardiology / critical care nurses, A&E nurses, practice nurses, paramedics, GPs and doctors.
- Level: suitable for those new to ECG as well as those requiring an update.
What you will learn
Learning outcomes include:
- Understanding cardiac anatomy and physiology.
- Safe and effective ECG recording techniques.
- Confidently recognise normal ECG appearances.
- Confidently recognise common abnormal cardiac rhythms.
DAY 1 | ECG Rhythms… Without the Blues!
- Review of cardiac anatomy and coronary circulation.
- Practicalities of ECG rhythm monitoring.
- Sinus rhythm and variations, junctional rhythm.
- Supraventricular tachycardia.
- Ectopic beats.
- Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (and embolic stroke risk assessment).
- Heart blocks.
- Cardiac arrest rhythms.
DAY 2 | Reading between the lines:
- The 12-Lead ECG
- Recording a 12-Lead ECG.
- The limb and chest leads.
- Cardiac axis made easy.
- The ECG in acute coronary syndromes – differential diagnosis of unstable angina, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and ST elevation myocardial infarction