This programme has been written to meet the needs of student and newly registered Paramedics and Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Voluntary Aid Society Responders, Health Care Assistants and anyone with a personal or professional interest in expanding their knowledge of ECG capture and interpretation.
The course will be of particular interest to Registered Health Professionals such as Pharmacists and Physiotherapists entering the urgent or primary care sectors with a responsibility for assessing, referring, treating or discharging service users with medical conditions.
This intensive 1-day course will offer delegates the ability to confidently recognise normal and abnormal 12 lead ECGs, successfully interpret and diagnose many common arrhythmia and conditions, and improve patient safety by ensuring those undertaking 12 lead capture and/or interpretation appropriately treat, refer or seek senior support.
Delegates should be employed in a healthcare field or studying towards a healthcare qualification with a responsibility for capturing and/or interpreting 12 lead EGCS.
Delegates should be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the heart and have some basic knowledge of ECG interpretation.
On completion of the course delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
- The systematic approach to 12 lead ECG interpretation
- History taking and clinical examination findings
- The ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
- Arrhythmia recognition and management
- Subtleties and pitfalls