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Introduction to 12-lead ECG interpretation City Health

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Course overview

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 outcomes

Course outcomes

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

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

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.


Assessment

Assessment

Presentation
Workbook to promote clinical application of content

Recommended reading

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

Module leaders

  • Tracey Bowden (nee Gibson)

    Tracey is a senior lecturer in adult nursing specialising in cardiac care. Tracey trained in Ayrshire and Arran College of Nursing and Midwifery before starting work as a staff nurse in the coronary care unit of the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. She moved to London to London in 1998 to ...

  • Duncan Smith

    Duncan was appointed Lecturer in Adult Nursing at City University London in August 2014. Prior to this appointment Duncan worked as a critical care outreach nurse.

    Duncan completed an undergraduate Master of Nursing degree at the University of Nottingham. He also holds an MSc in Cardio-respiratory nursing from Imperial ...