Introduction to 12-lead ECG interpretation  Short Courses

This flexible study day has been designed to meet the needs of registered practitioners who work in clinical settings where continuous cardiac monitoring is performed and/or 12-lead ECG interpretation skills are required. Candidates requiring rhythm recognition skills alone can opt to attend the morning (9am - 12pm) session only. Please book on to the Introduction to Rhythm Recognition study day if you would like to complete rhythm recognition skills only.

The full study will cover both rhythm recognition in the morning and 12-lead ECG interpretation in the afternoon*.

*Please note that attendance at the morning ‘introduction to rhythm recognition’ is a pre-requisite for completion of the afternoon ‘introduction to 12-lead ECG interpretation’.

Course Information

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Date tbc 09:00 Full day £180.00 CS6064 Register Interest

Tutor Info

Tracey Bowden RN, RNT, MSc, PGDip, BSc, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Care

Tracey is a senior lecturer in adult nursing specialising in cardiac care who joined City, University of London in 2005.  She previously worked in a variety of cardiac roles within Barts and the London NHS Trust and the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.

Duncan Smith RN, RNT, MN, MSc, PGCert, DTN, FHEA

Lecturer in Adult Nursing/Honorary Charge Nurse – Patient Emergency Response & Resuscitation Team (PERRT)

Duncan joined City in August 2014. Prior to his academic appointment he worked in a number of roles in acute/critical care areas with a cardiac focus. More recently he worked as a nurse practitioner with a critical care outreach team (CCOT). Duncan continues to work clinically with the CCOT service at UCLH (known as PERRT).

Gareth Evans RN, BSc

Lecturer in Adult Nursing Gareth joined City in April 2016. His clinical experience includes cardiothoracic & general intensive care, resuscitation and critical care outreach.

Eligibility

Applicants must be registered practitioners working in a clinical setting where continuous cardiac monitoring is performed and / or 12-lead ECG interpretation skills are required.


What will I learn?

Introduction to rhythm recognition

  • Revision of cardiac anatomy and electrophysiology
  • Six stage approach to systematic rhythm interpretation
  • Recognition of normal sinus rhythm and common arrhythmias
  • Appreciation of the clinical context of some common arrhythmias

Introduction to 12-lead ECG interpretation

  • Obtaining a readable and clinically useful 12-Lead ECG (including lead placement)
  • Systematic approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation (including recognition of the normal 12-lead ECG)
  • The role of the 12-lead ECG in identifying acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and determining immediate management
  • 12-lead ECG abnormalities associated with electrolyte imbalance

Teaching and Assessment

Presentation
Workbook to promote clinical application of content

Recommended Reading

Crawford J & Doherty L (2009) Recording a standard 12-lead ECG: Filling in gaps in quality British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 4(4) pp162-7

Crawford J & Doherty L (2008) Recording a standard 12-lead ECG: Filling in gaps in knowledge British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 3(12)pp572-7

Nicol M, Bavin C, Cronin P , Rawlings-Anderson K, Cole E & Hunter J (2012) Essential Nursing Skills4th Edition Edinburgh : Elsevier

Rowlands A & Sargent A (2014) The ECG workbook 3rd Edition M&K Update Ltd, Keswick

Sampson  M & McGrath A (2015) Understanding the ECG Part 1: anatomy and physiology, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 10(11) pp548-554

Sampson M & McGrath A (2015) Understanding the ECG Part 2: ECG basics, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 10(12) pp588-594

Sampson M (2016) Understanding the ECG Part 3: Arrthyhmias, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 11(1) pp2-7

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