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Advancing ECG Interpretation Course Information

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About the Advancing ECG Interpretation Course

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 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 subtle ECG changes during acute coronary syndromes, diagnose arrythmias such as Wolf Parkinson White and Long QT syndrome, consider electrolyte imbalances such as hyperkalaemia and recognise conditions such as left and right ventricular hypertrophy.

Entry Requirements

Delegates should be employed in a healthcare field or studying towards a healthcare qualification with a responsibility or a professional interest in interpreting 12 lead EGCS.

Delegates should be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the heart, have a working knowledge of ECG interpretation and/or have completed the CIPHER 1-day ECG Crammer Course.


On completion of the course delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Course Programme

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction
09:15 - 09:45 Review - Systematic interpretation of the ECG
09:45 - 10:30 Self-test ECG quiz

10:30 - 10:50 Break- Tea and Coffee
10:50 - 11:30 Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)- Unifocal, multifocal, bi/trigeminal rhythms
11:30 - 12:00 Brugada Syndrome
12:00 - 12:30 Wolf Parkinson White (WPW)

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 ECG workshop
13:30 - 14:00 Prolonged QT interval
14:00 - 14:30 High take-off

14:30 - 14:50 Break- Tea and Coffee
14:50 - 15:15 Left and right ventricular hypertrophy
15:15 - 16:00 Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome and hyperacute AMI
16:00 - 17:00 ECG workshop
17:00 Close

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