Suitable for Healthcare Support Workers and Registered Nurses
Tuesday 9th March 2021 09:30 – 13:00
This three-and-a-half-hour workshop will give an overview of what a 12 lead ECG is and why ECGs are performed. The anatomy and physiology of the heart and its conduction system will be examined, and the course delegates will be shown how to recognise a normal ECG and ‘red flag’ signs.
Interpretation of abnormal ECGs in clinical practice is not normally undertaken by HCAs and APs but this course will enable this group of staff to record technically safe and accurate ECGs and to be able to troubleshoot any difficulties encountered.
Understand the relevant anatomy and physiology of the heart and its conduction system. Recognise when and why 12 lead ECG’s are performed. Place ECG electrodes in the correct positions and record a technically accurate ECG. Recognise and know how to deal with common pitfalls in the undertaking of ECG recording. Begin to recognise a ‘normal’ 12 lead ECG. Begin to understand some common abnormal ECG’s and ‘red flag’ signs e.g. atrial fibrillation, heart rate anomalies, ischaemia and acute myocardial infraction. Identify the next steps in becoming competent to perform 12 lead ECG in the workplace.
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