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AR69 Advanced ECG skills and arrhythmia interpretation

Course summary

This ECG interpretation training course is designed for practitioners and doctors looking to improve their ECG skills and arrhythmia recognition.  With this ECG course you will have the opportunity to practice on a wide range of example ECGs.

Who should attend?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Registered General Nurses

Important notes

Includes: All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Develop a systematic approach to 12 lead ECG interpretation and cardiac rhythm recognition
  • Understand criteria for a normal ECG (including normal variants in adults)
  • Be aware of the most common 12 lead ECG abnormalities
  • Recognise abnormal ECG findings and their clinical significance
  • Increase your recognition of a wide range of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Be able to differentiate between cardiac arrhythmias in complex situations
  • Understand the pathophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Become a more confident patient manager

Course programme

  • Approaches to ECG interpretation and cardiac axis
  • Common ECG abnormalities including:
  • Interventricular conduction disturbances: bundle branch block, fascicular block and pre-excitation
  • Ventricular hypertrophy
  • Electrolyte disturbance
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Patterns of infarct, injury and ischaemia.
  • Common tachy and brady arrhythmias, including:
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation
  • Heart blocks
  • Escape rhythms
  • Paced rhythm

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