ECG Reading and Basic Interpretation

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Course Description

This electrocardiogram training course equips delegates with the skills, knowledge and experience to administer ECG monitors and traces and provides an introduction to reading the results.

 

Healthcare professionals including nurses and doctors who are expected to administer ECGs as part of their daily responsibilities will benefit from undertaking this particular training course.

 

Delegates will participate in practical demonstrations and theoretical workshops to hone their skills in working with a 12 lead ECG and beginning to interpret the results.

 

Duration

1 Day

 

Syllabus

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart and conduction system
  • Lead placement for recording a 12 lead ECG
  • The normal 12 lead ECG and cardiac axis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Atrial abnormalities
  • Ventricular abnormalities
  • Disorders of conduction
  • Ischaemia Infarction and the ECG
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Practical session
  • The ‘normal’ ECG
  • Clinical case studies
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

 

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training courses.  This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

 

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do contact us.

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