This award-winning course provides a comprehensive guide to ECG interpretation.

It is suitable for all healthcare professionals who record and interpret ECGs. It begins with a basic overview and builds up to a more advanced level of interpretation over the two days.

We can adjust this face-to-face programme to suit the needs of the group and it can be complimented with a range of our online training courses.

General information:

  • Maximum no of course participants: 30.
  • Course duration: 2 days.

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.

Course content includes:

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 leads 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.

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