The ECG Interpretation course is for students and clinicians across the health disciplines who work in clinical areas where ECG and rhythm interpretation are required assessment techniques. The program includes adult and paediatric considerations.
Basic ECG Rhythm and 12-Lead Interpretation
This course is relevant for:
- emergency clinicians
- critical care clinicians
- clinicians working in general medical and cardiac environments within health (including general practitioners)
- cardiac technicians
- registered nurses
- medical interns
- registered midwives
- enrolled nurses.
This course is conducted over four four-hour sessions, and gives you the opportunity to:
- demonstrate knowledge of relevant cardiac anatomy and physiology
- demonstrate the ability to systematically interpret a rhythm strip
- identify common arrhythmias and the impacts these may have on the patient
- outline the safe management of the patient with haemodynamic deterioration due to cardiac arrhythmia
- demonstrate the ability to systematically analyse a 12 lead ECG for the more common abnormalities
- identify ECG signs of cardiac ischaemia, injury and/or infarct, and bundle branch blocks
- recognise a normal paediatric 12 lead ECG.
You’ll complete a workbook with the support of our experienced facilitator.
To get the best out of the course you need a sound knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Australian College of Nursing (ACN) - 16 CNE Points