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Introduction to Rhythm Recognition 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.

Alternatively, practitioners may complete the entire study day (9am-4pm) and cover both rhythm recognition in the morning and 12-lead ECG interpretation in the afternoon*. If you would like to complete the full day, then please book on to the Introduction to 12 Lead ECG Interpretation study day.

*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’.

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    Course content is perfect and very relevant. Instructor is very clear & simplified it to our understanding. Course material is very good.

    Anon

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    This course has improved my confidence

    Staff Nurse, Hammersmith Hospital

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

  • 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

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 ...

  • 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.