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IH87 The ABC of ECGs

Course summary

This course provides the community based practitioner with a practical step-by-step review of ECG interpretation. The emphasis is on understanding the basis of ECG interpretation, clinical pearls and potentially life-threatening problems.

Who should attend?

Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Registered Nurses
Allied Health Professionals

Important notes

Equipment, course materials, evaluation and certificate of attendance


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 8 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Review basic physiology of the heart, applying this to ECG recording and interpretation.
  • Correctly record an ECG.
  • Recognise a 'normal' and some 'abnormal' ECG patterns.
  • Be familiar with findings commonly seen in your patient population
  • Apply your findings towards more confident patient management.

Course programme

  • The physiologic basis of the ECG
  • How to record a 12 Lead ECG.
  • A step by step guide to reading an ECG.
  • ECG interpretation and cardiac axis- What is normal?
  • ECG interpretation- Common abnormal findings- to include:
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischaemia
  • Sinus and atrial rhythm abnormalities,
  • Ventricular rhythm abnormalities,
  • Disorders of conduction
  • Bundle branch blocks

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